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    Gender Studies- CSS Syllabus


    100 MARKS

    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 W ave, 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


    S.No. Title Author
    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.
    Mumtaz,Khawar& Shaheed, Farida(1987)

    S.No. Title Author
    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
    Hoodfar,Homa&Tajali, Mona
    16. The Gender face of Asian Politics Ayaz, Aazar & Fleschenberg, Andrea(2009)
    17. Performance Assessment of Women
    Parliamentarians in Pakistan
    Bari, Farzan (2002)
    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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    Brother do you have past paper of Gender Studies ? kindly reply ?



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