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Default Syllabus and Recommended Books of Gender Studies


I. Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Difference between Gender and Women Studies
  • Multi-disciplinary nature of Gender Studies
  • Autonomy vs. Integration Debate in Gender Studies
  • Status of Gender Studies in Pakistan

II. Social Construction of Gender

  • Historicizing Constructionism
  • Problematizing the category of “Sex”: Queer Theory
  • Is “Sex” socially determined, too?
  • Masculinities and Feminism
  • Nature versus Culture: A Debate in Gender Development

III. Feminist Theories and Practice

  • What is Feminism
  • Liberal Feminism
  • Radical Feminism
  • Marxist/Socialist Feminism
  • Psychoanalytical Feminism
  • Men’s Feminism
  • Postmodern Feminism
IV. Feminist Movements
  • Feminist Movements in the West, First Wave, Second Wave and Third Wave Feminism, United Nation Conferences on Women, Feminist Movements in Pakistan.
V. Gender and Development
  • Colonial and Capitalistic Perspectives of Gender
  • Gender Analysis of Development Theories; Modernization Theory, World System Theory, Dependency Theory, Structural Functionalism.
  • Gender Approaches to Development: Women in Development (WID), Women and Development (WAD), Gender and Development (GAD); Gender Critique of Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs).
  • Globalization and Gender

VI. Status of Women in Pakistan

  • Status of Women’s health in Pakistan
  • Status of Women in Education
  • Women and Employment
  • Women and Law

VII. Gender and Governance

  • Defining Governance
  • Suffragist Movement
  • Gender Issues in Women as Voters
  • Gender Issues in Women as Candidates
  • Gender Issues in Women as Representatives
  • Impact of Political Quota in Pakistan

VIII. Gender Based Violence

  • Defining Gender Based Violence
  • Theories of Violence against Women
  • Structural and Direct Forms of Violence
  • Strategies to Eliminate Violence against Women

IX. Case Studies of:

  • Mukhtaran Mai
  • Mallala Yousaf Zai
  • Shermin Ubaid Chinoy

1. Theories of Women Studies------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --Eds., Bowles. Gloria and Renate D. Klein

2. Introduction: Theories of Women Studies and the Autonomy/ Integration Debate in Theories of Women Studies. -----Bowles G and Renate, K.

3. The State of the Discipline of Women Studies in Pakistan in Social Sciences in Pakistan--------------------------------- Saigol, Rubina

4. The State of Women Studies in Pakistan in Journal of Asian Women Studies-------
-----------------------------------------Bari, Farzana

5. Women’s Law in Legal Education and Practice in Pakistan. ------------------------------------
----------------------- Shaheed, F. and Mehdi, R. (ed.) (1997)

6. Locating the self: Perspectives on Women and Multiple Identities. ----
----------------------------------------------- Khan, N.S. et al.(ed.) (1998)

7. The Social Construction of Gender----------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------- Lorber, Judith

8. Queer Theory-------------------------------------- ----------------------------
--------------------------------------------Lorber, Judith

9. Gender, USA, ------------------------------------- --------------------------
---------------------------------------------- Harriet Bradley(2013)

10. Women of Pakistan: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. -----
-------v-----------------------------------------------Mumtaz,Khawar& Shaheed, Farida(1987)

11. Feminism and its Relevance in South Asia-------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------Saeed K, Nighat & Bahsin, Kamla

12. Feminist Thoughts------------------------------------- -------------------
---------------------------------------------- Tong, Rosemarie

13. Reversed Realities ------------------------------------- --------------------
---------------------------------------- ----Kabeer, Naila

14. Gender Planning and Development--------------
------------------ -------------------------------------------------- Moser, Caroline

15. Electoral Politics: Making Quotas Work For Women. -------------
------------------------------------------------- ---- Hoodfar,Homa&Tajali, Mona

16. The Gender face of Asian Politics------------------------------------- -
------------------------- -------------Ayaz, Aazar & Fleschenberg, Andrea(2009)

17. Performance Assessment of Women----------------------------
---------------------------------------------- ---------Bari, Farzan (2002) Parliamentarians in Pakistan

18. Base line Report: Women’s Participation in Political and Public Life--------
------------------------------------- ---- Zia, Shahla & Bari, Farzana. (1999)

19. Freedom from Violence------------------------------------- --------------
-------------------------------------- ------ Schuler, Margarte (1992)

20. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Report
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