In this course, students read and evaluate recent research related to the sociology of families and gender in the modern Middle East. The course explores the diversity of family forms and processes across time and space in this region, where kinship structures have in the past been characterized as static and uniformly patriarchal. Topics covered include marriage, the life course, family nucleation, the work-family nexus, divorce, family violence, and masculinities.
[[SOCB05H3 or SOCB35H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3]] or [8.0 credits, including WSTB05H3, and enrolment in the Major Program in Women's and Gender Studies] or [8.0 credits, including ASFB01H3, and enrolment in the Minor Program in African Studies] or [IDSA01H3 and additional 8.0 credits, and enrolment in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op Program in International Development Studies (Arts)]
Social and Behavioural Sciences