Gender, Work and Worth

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Gender, Work and Worth

Spring 2021

Taught By: Guillermina Altomonte

Section: A

CRN: 6816

Credits: 4

In this course we ask how gender matters in the work we do. We will discuss the multiple ways in which gender organizes economic life and our perceptions of the value of different kinds of paid and unpaid labor. Whose work counts, and whose doesn't, and how do these valuations change or become contested? How does gender intersect with inequalities of race, class, and citizenship in segregating workplaces and markets? And how is gender itself shaped by the changing nature of modern economies? We will explore in what ways domains of activity—from manufacturing to the household; from the military to reproductive technologies—are gendered, and how the work that happens in them relates to social beliefs about production and reproduction, gift-giving and commodification, family and sexuality.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (LSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:50pm 10/20/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/6/2021