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ogy of gender and sexuality in order to explore the complex relationships between mechanisms of power, gender and representation in the two continents and in their different regions. Its Asian focus, in particular, wants to deconstruct two common stereotypes of the “Asian Sublime” – from the hypersexualized to the superachievers. We look at the ﬂows of Asian gendered identities and bodies in different global circuits including the cyberspace and the international political economy. As for Europe, we consider the effects of political, economic and social change on understandings and experiences of gender and sexuality. Our discussions seek to understand the effects of these issues on both women and men, femininity and masculinity as well as heterosexuality and homosexuality, and new queer identities. Finally, we focus on the tensions between Europe and Asia by introducing the colonial past into the current study of gender and sexuality, but also by focusing on tensed geographies, constructed as such, in the borders of the two continents, such as the Balkans and Turkey. Required reading : J. Scott (1986), ‘Gender : a Useful Category of Historical Analysis', American Historical Review, 91(5), pp.1035-1075.
of utility), rely on social devices such as norms, traditions, power constrains, family and friendship ties. The core objective of this course is to explore the contributions of sociology to understanding the complexity of economic phenomena and, particularly, of markets. In that sense, the course will start by reviewing some key elements on the way economic life and markets are addressed in classical and contemporary. We will then move to study the speciﬁc sociological studies of markets where we will critically engage with several key discussions : the embeddedness of markets in other social structures, the role of cognitive mechanisms and devices, economists making markets, among others. With the elements discussed through the course, the students will have the opportunity to explore speciﬁc markets from a sociological perspective. Required reading : The Sociology of Economic Life (Granovetter and Swedberg 2001).
SOCIOLOGY OF ORGANIZATIONS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 40 Language of tuition : English
SOCIOLOGY OF MARKETS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Alizée DELPIERRE (Doctorante), Emmanuel LAZEGA (Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : The class format is lecture. Attend the lectures and do the required readings every week. Take the midterm exam. Halfway through the semester, a multiple-choice exam will test your readings for previous sessions. The quiz will take place on session 7. Session 6 will be a review session. Write a critical essay. This essay is due by the end of the semester. In 7 or 8 pages (1.5 spacing ; +/- 10%), you must reﬂect on the title of one session of your choice. Drawing on the literature listed in the syllabus for the session you choose, you must compare and contrast two (or more) diverging perspectives on the title. You may use both the texts listed as “required” and as “recommended”. If you choose only two texts, at least one of the readings must be a book. Otherwise, 481
Teachers : Andrés CHIRIBOGA (Doctorant). Prerequisite : A background in Sociology and Economics is helpful. Nevertheless, general texts will be recommended for an introduction to the general approach of the course and the ﬁrst sessions will be destined to a revision of key concepts. Pedagogical Format : Elective Course Description : Mainstream economics understand the economy as the outcome of rational forces coming together even when there is some acknowledgement that there is something beyond that simpliﬁcation. Sociology – amongst other social sciences (including some branches in critical economics) – claims that economic decisions, that are normally c