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Globalisation and Gender

Code: 105811 ECTS Credits: 6
Degree Type Year Semester
2503878 Sociocultural Gender Studies OT 3 2


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.


Annotation: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.


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 2023: delivery exercice 1

-april 2023: delivery exercice 2

-may 2023: delivery exercice 3

-june 2023: 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. In the re-evaluation period it will be possible to re-evaluate the failed exam to score up to 5.

-Late deliveries will not be accepted.

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

-Failed activities will not be re-evaluated. Its mark will be taken in account according to the percentages specified in Guia Docent.

-"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:



Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Exam 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. Madrid: Siglo veintiuno.

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

DATTA, Anindita et al. (eds.) (2020) Routledge Handbook of gender and feminist geographies, Londres: Routledge

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. Londres: 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.

FEDERICI, Silvia (2019) Tornar a encantar el món: el feminisme i la política dels comuns, Manresa: Tigre de Paper.

GEORGE, Susan (2003) Otro mundo es possible si..., Barcelona: Icaria.

HEROD, Andrew (2009) Geographies of Globalization, Chichester: Blackwell.

IBARRA, M.Verónica; Escamilla-Herrera, Irma (eds. (2016) Geografías feministas de diversas latitudes, México, D.F.: Instituto de Geografía-UNAM.

KERN, Leslie (2021) Ciudad feminista. Barcelona: Bellaterra Edicions.

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. Londres: Zed Books. 

MOMSEN, Janet H. (2020) Gender and Development. Londres: Routledge.

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

RAMÍREZ DE HARO, G.; RODRÍGUEZ-CARMONA, A.; MACÍAS, A.; BALLARÍN, P. (eds.) (2002) Desarrollo y cooperación en zonas 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 

RODÓ-ZÁRATE, Maria (2021) Interseccionalitat. Desigualtats, llocs i emocions. Manresa: Tigre de Paper.

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.

TRAUGER, Amy; FLURI, Jennifer L. (2019) Engendering development: capitalism and inequality in the global economy, Londres: Routledge.

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



Revistes de referència

DOCUMENTS D’ANÀLISI GEOGRÀFICA, números monogràfics 14 (1989), 26 (1995), 35 (1999), 49 (2006), 65(3) (2019).



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



No needed.