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Globalisation and Gender

Code: 105811 ECTS Credits: 6
Degree Type Year Semester
2503878 Sociocultural Gender Studies OT 3 2
The proposed teaching and assessment methodology that appear in the guide may be subject to changes as a result of the restrictions to face-to-face class attendance imposed by the health authorities.


Maria Prats Ferret

Use of Languages

Principal working language:
catalan (cat)
Some groups entirely in English:
Some groups entirely in Catalan:
Some groups entirely in Spanish:


Prerequisites: A good English reading comprehension is necessary to follow the course.

Objectives and Contextualisation

This is an optional Geography course. The field of study is global, although reference will also be made to local or regional case studies.
											The aim is to provide elements of reflection and analysis that help to understand the complexity and diversity of the relationships between human beings and the natural and social environment, from the perspective of feminist geography.
											-The acquisition of the basic knowledge necessary to understand the changes brought about by the processes of globalization;
											-The consolidation of basic concepts of social geography learned in the course "Gender, spaces and daily life";
											 -The training to interrelate concepts and problems of the different thematic units of the program;
											-The ability to use the tools and content learned in other subjects of the degree to interpret geographical contexts from a gender perspective.


  • Formulate, argue and discuss your own and others' ideas in a respectful, critical and reasoned way.
  • Incorporate the non-androcentric perspective in the work carried out.
  • Interpret and explain the history of gender relations, the significance of differences and the processes of generating inequalities in a context of globalization. 
  • Interpret gender inequalities in relation to sexuality, class, ethnicity and territory based on the concepts and approaches of sociocultural analysis. 
  • Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Students must have and understand knowledge of an area of study built on the basis of general secondary education, and while it relies on some advanced textbooks it also includes some aspects coming from the forefront of its field of study.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish the gender relations found in the processes of social exchange in the territory.
  2. Interpret the events of the current world based on gender, class, social and cultural diversity.
  3. Manage the main indicators of geography to analyze the gender structure of society.
  4. Prepare an organized and correct speech, orally and in writing, in the corresponding language.
  5. Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  6. Students must have and understand knowledge of an area of study built on the basis of general secondary education, and while it relies on some advanced textbooks it also includes some aspects coming from the forefront of its field of study.
  7. Use the specific technical vocabulary and own interpretation of the required disciplines.


Course contents are divided into six thematic units, preceded by an introduction.
0.Introduction and objectives of the subject. Questions and expectations. 1.The concept and scales of globalization 2.Economic and geographical restructuring of capitalism 3.Population and gender movements 4.Geopolitics and the international gender agenda 5.Ecofeminism and political ecology 6.Inequalities, development and (de) colonial feminism


Contents will be developed through the following activities:
											- Oral explanations;
											- Reading books and articles;
											- Watching documentaries and / or films;
											- Exercices carried out in the classroom and / or outside the classroom, individually and in groups;
											- Debates, oral presentations and student participation in the classroom or in virtual forums.
											- Tutorials.



Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Theoretical classes, explanations, discussions and debates; presentation of exercices. 45 1.8 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5, 7
Type: Supervised      
Exam, exercises, practices and tutorials. 30 1.2 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5, 7
Type: Autonomous      
Reading and personal study; elaboration of exercices and preparation of presentations. 75 3 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5, 7


This course will be evaluated on the following activities:

-march 2021: delivery exercice 1

-april 2021: delivery exercice 2

-may 2021: delivery exercice 3

-june 2021: global exam

-The whole semester: attendance, participation in debates, discussions of readings and oral presentations.

-The minimum global exam mark to average the rest of the marks must be equal to or higher than 5.

-Late deliveries will not be accepted.

-Activities not presented will not be able to be re-evaluated and will score 0.

-In the re-evaluation period there it will be possible to re-evaluate the failed activities.

-Revaluated activities will be scored from 0 to 5.

-"Non-evaluable" applies only when no activity has been delivered. Delivering one or more activities implies losing the right to be "non-evaluable".

-The copying or plagiarism of material, both in the case of work and in the case of exams, constitute a crime that will be sanctioned with a 0 to the activity. In case of recidivism, the whole subject will have a 0 mark. A copy is a work that reproduces all or most of the work of another classmate. "Plagiarism" is the act of presenting all or part of a text by an author as one's own, without citing sources, whether on paper or in digital format.

See UAB documentation on "plagiarism" at:


In the event that the student commits any irregularity that may lead to a significant variation of the qualification of an evaluation act, the qualification will be 0, regardless of the disciplinary process that may be instructed in it.
In case of several irregularities in the evaluation acts, the final grade for this course will be 0. Assessment acts in which there have been irregularities are not recoverable. In the event that tests cannot be done in person, their format will be adapted (maintaining their weighting) to the possibilities offered by the UAB’s virtual tools. Homework, activities and class participation will be done through forums, wikis and / or exercise discussions through Teams, ensuring that all students can access them.



Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Exan 40% 0 0 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5, 7
Exercices 45% 0 0 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5, 7
Oral presentations, attendance and participation 15% 0 0 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5, 7



ALBET, Abel, & BENACH, Núria (2012). Doreen Massey. Un sentido global del lugar. Barcelona: Icaria.

BECK, Ulrick (2002) La sociedad del riesgo global.

BENERIA, Lourdes (2005). Género, desarrollo y globalización. Barcelona: Hacer.

BENERIA, Lourdes; BERIK, Gunselli & FLORO, Maria  (2018) Género, desarrollo y globalización. Una visión desde la economía feminista, Barcelona, Edicions Bellaterra.

DESAI, Vandana & POTTER, Rob (2002) The Companion to Development Studies, Londres, Arnold.

DOMOSH, Mona and SEAGER, Joni (2001) Putting Women in Place: Feminist Geographers make Sense of the World. London: The Guilford Press. 

EATON, Heather & LORENTZEN, Lois Ann (2003) Ecofeminism & Globalization. Exploring culture, context and religion, Oxford, Rowman & Littlefield.

ELLWOOD, Wayne (2007). Globalització, Barcelona: Intermón-Oxfam.

ESSED, Philomena; GOLDBERG, Theo & KOBAYASHI, Audrey (2009). A companion to Gender Studies. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

LAURIE, Nina et al. (1999) Geographies of new femininities, London, Longman.

MANZANERA RUIZ, Roser; MIGUEL JUAN, Carmen & SÁNCHEZ MALDONADO, Vanessa (2013) Medio ambiente y desarrollo. Miradas desde ambos hemisferios. Granada, Universidad de Granada.

McDOWELL, Linda (2000) Género, identidad y lugar. Un estudio de las geografías feministas, València, Cátedra.MIES, Maria & SHIVA, Vandana (2014). Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books. 

MOMSEN, Janet H. (2013) Gender and Development , London, Routledge.

NACIONES UNIDAS (2018), Objetivos de desarrollo sostenible. 5: Igualdad de Género.


OBERHAUSER, Ann M.; FLURI; Jennifer L.; WHITSON, Risa; MOLLETT, Sharlene (2018). Feminist spaces. Gender and geography in a global context. London: Routledge. 

RAMÍREZ DE HARO, G.; RODRÍGUEZ-CARMONA, A.; MACÍAS, A.; BALLARÍN, P. (eds.) Desarrollo y cooperación en zones rurales de América Latina y África. Madrid, Catarata, pp. 185-199.

SASSEN, Saskia (2003). Contrageografías de la globalización. Género y ciudadanía en los circuitos transfronterizos. Madrid: Traficantes de Sueños 

SEAGER, Joni (2018) The Women’s Atlas. Londres: Penguin. 

SILVA, Joseli Maria; ORNAT, Marcio; CHIMIN JUNIOR, Alides Baptista (eds.) (2017), Diálogos Ibero-Latinoamericanos sobre geografías feministas e das sexualidades, Ponta Grossa, Todapalavra.

VILLOTA, Paloma de (2005), Globalización y desigualdad de género, Madrid, Síntesis.

WOMEN AND GEOGRAPHY STUDY GROUP (1997), Feminist geographies. Explorations in diversity and differences, London, Longman.



DOCUMENTS D’ANÀLISI GEOGRÀFICA, números monogràfics 14 (1989), 26 (1995), 35 (1999), 49 (2006).



GENDER, PLACE AND CULTURE. A Journal of Feminist Geography. Carfax Publishing. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0966369X.asp


REVISTA LATINO-AMERICANA DE GEOGRAFIA E GÊNERO. http://www.revistas2.uepg.br/index.php/rlagg