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Teaching with Gender. European Women’s Studiesin International and Interdisciplinary Classrooms.A book series by ATHENA: Teaching Gender in Social Work
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Center for Gender Studies.
2009 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

How can educators (teachers, professors, trainers) address issues of gender,


gender roles, feminism and gender equality? The ATHENA thematic


brings together

specialists in women’s and gender studies, feminist


women’s rights, gender equality and diversity. In the book series

Teaching with Gender’

the partners in this network have collected articles on a

wide range of teaching

practices in the field of gender. The books in this series

address challenges

and possibilities of teaching about women and gender in a wide

range of educational

contexts. The authors discuss the pedagogical, theoretical

and political


of learning and teaching on women and gender. The

books in this series Teaching

with Gender contain teaching material, reflections

on feminist

pedagogies and practical discussions about the development of


sensitive curricula in specific

fields. All books address the crucial aspects of

education in Europe today: increasing international mobility, the growing importance

of interdisciplinarity and the many practices of life-long learning and training that

take place outside the traditional programmes of higher education. These books

will be indispensable

tools for educators who take seriously the challenge of teaching

with gender. (For titles see inside cover.)

Abstract [en]

The need for a book on teaching gender in social work arises from the fact that


work education often fails to incorporate gender, even though most of the

people that use social

work services are women, a majority of social workers

are women, and women

have had throughout history a significant role in the

establishment of social work. The profession of social work started to emerge early

in the twentieth century, when femininity

was constructed in a way that supported

the public/private division. This applied,

in particular, to a woman’s body and her

appearance, to her morality, sexuality

and motherhood,

which in turn determined

her social opportunities. Social work played a role in these processes in various

ways, depending on the prevailing beliefs

about women

and femininity. For social

work it is important to understand primarily

the mechanisms

that produce and

reproduce social inequalities, and in our case the inequalities between the genders.

Teaching Gender in Social Work contains articles that address these issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm & Utrecht: Athena & Centrum för genusstudier , 2009. , 193 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, social work, teaching
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-29212ISBN: 91-87792-45-1OAI: diva2:231649
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Available from: 2009-12-07 Created: 2009-08-15 Last updated: 2009-12-07Bibliographically approved

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