This subject provides an historical review of changes in gender roles, sexual behaviours and forms of identity over the past century. The subject will concentrate on Europe. Topics covered include women and citizenship rights, homosexuality in British culture, changing patterns in marriage and divorce, and gender roles in both fascism and communism.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- The suffragettes and challenges to gender stereotypes. - Sex crimes in European culture - the trial of Oscar Wilde, homosexuality in pre-war Britain, the regulation of prostitution. - Divorce laws and family structures from the 1900s to the 1980s. - Gender roles in political ideologies; ideals of masculinity and femininity in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. - Rebels and community values, the bohemian lifestyle among the intelligentsia of inter-war Europe. - Conservatives and community values, sexuality, morality and power in Thatcher's Britain. - Sexuality and the media. Representations of gender differences and eroticism.
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