Societal norms, gender and sexuality in modern Sweden
This course provides insights into how societal norms relating to sexuality and gender have been defined and discussed in Sweden through the 20th century and to the present day. You will examine the development of societal norms and perceptions about the place of men and women in society, the definition and importance of the family, as well as the state’s regulation of and intervention in areas of sexuality and reproduction. The course reflects on questions of historical continuity and change, as well as power, class, sexuality and ethnicity.
The course consists of lectures and seminars and may include group assignments for presentation to the class. Assessment is via active participation in seminars and group assignments, shorter written assignments and a written take-home essay.