Gender history, globalization and caring democracy

The course aims to provide an adequate historical, anthropological, sociological, political, legal, economic preparation allowing attending students to understand the peculiarities of the present as a result of complex historical phenomena, providing at the same time knowledge and skills useful to elaborate policies to overcome current imbalances and promote individual and collective well-being thanks to a new way of considering care activities (democracy of care). In this sense, and more specifically, the course aims to provide attending students with relevant knowledge and skills about – gender relations – the division of care work and domestic and extra-domestic work between men and women, – the evolution over time of the domestic sphere as a workplace and the economic value of the work performed within it: unpaid care and domestic work done by members of the family, primarily by women; paid domestic work and care (domestic workers, housekeepers, carers, babysitters etc.; WHR – working from home; remote working) – the global division of care and domestic work linked to globalization – globalization and imbalances in the post-colonial world – international migration and the rights of migrant people – the right to work and the right to health – gender equality and policies to pursue it – relations between public welfare and private welfare – public policies to improve welfare – democracy of care In this sense, the audience addressed are primarily policy makers, members of the parliament, trade unionists, administrators, people engaged in the third sector, people engaged in the health and socio-health sector, teachers.

Admission: Course with free access

Application procedure: You can apply from the 20/07/2021 to the 08/10/2021

Contacts: Raffella Sarti

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