The family in society and culture
On this course, you will gain an understanding of the family as a concept, its different meanings in society and culture, as well as its historical and contemporary interpretations. This will allow you to analyse family as gendering institution, using historical and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as examining family power structures and functions from queer and postcolonial feminist perspectives. The course also covers how the concept of family could be used for discussing nation, race and migration, and offers critical perspectives on theories and methods.
The course is taught through lectures and seminars, and examined through participation in the seminars, written assignments and a take-home exam.