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Social Inequalities: Ethnicity, Gender and Age - JSM047
Anglický název: Social Inequalities: Ethnicity, Gender and Age
Český název: Sociální nerovnosti: etnicita, gender a stáří
Zajišťuje: Katedra sociologie (23-KS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2022
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 8
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:kombinovaná
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: 15 / 15 (12)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
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Garant: PhDr. Mgr. Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková, Ph.D.
Vyučující: PhDr. Mgr. Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Mgr. Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková, Ph.D. (06.02.2023)
This course focuses on the critical discussion of various approaches to analysing social inequalities and key concepts addressed in the research on social stratification. It specifically examines ethnicity, gender and age as significant bases of social inequality in contemporary societies. The course explores processes and mechanisms that cause unequal distribution of valued resources and opportunities and examines the means through which inequality develops and is legitimized. The course focuses on the intersectional analysis of (mainly but not only) categories of gender, ethnicity, and age to explore how structural inequality continues to organize human life.
Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Mgr. Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková, Ph.D. (06.02.2023)

General course policies

-       The course has an onsite format.

-       All information regarding the course, as well as reading materials, are available in Moodle. All assignments will be submitted via Moodle: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=9112

-        Please inform me as soon as possible in case you have any difficulties regarding the content of the course or participating in seminars. I understand that emergencies or unexpected circumstances may happen. If some of these occur or you face any other difficulties regarding the course, let me know as soon as possible. If I’m not informed, I cannot look for possible solutions. 

 -       All assignment deadlines are firm. You are allowed to submit your written assignment later. However, each day a paper is late, the final grade will be lowered by 3 points. If your paper does not meet the minimum standard expected for an academic writing, you may be asked for a revision. In that case, the paper’s final grade will be automatically lowered by 30%.

 -       All students are responsible for following the principles of academic integrity. Any form of plagiarism is unacceptable. Please, follow the rules outlined in the student handbook How to avoid plagiarism (https://karolinum.cz/data/book/24023/9788024648163%20Foltynek%20-%20How%20to%20avoid%20plagiarism.pdf)


Assessment methods:


1)    Active participation in the seminars

All of our class meetings are organized around group discussions. Students should come to class prepared to discuss the compulsory literature. The success of our course largely depends upon our collective engagement with the readings. Participation in seminars is mandatory. Two absences are tolerated. For more absences, please get in touch with the seminar leader.


2)    2 short mid-term papers: 30 points (15 points per paper)

At the end of the lesson (23.2., 16.3., 20.4.), students will be provided with a question that will focus on a discussion of the compulsory reading for the particular session (the question will be available in Moodle afterwards for students who will not be able to participate during the lecture).  The student will write a short paper (350-450 words) reflecting on the assigned question.  The deadline for the submission is one week after the question assignment. Three questions will be assigned during the semester. Each student has to submit two papers (i.e. they can decide not to reflect on one of the questions based on their preferences). The paper should primarily focus on compulsory reading (and students are not required to do additional literature reviews for the short papers).  


3)    Final essay addressing the selected topic of the course: 30 points

Students are required to write a final essay, approx. 600-750 words (excluding references) on a topic addressed during the course. Students must include other relevant resources besides the compulsory readings (at least 3) to build their argument. Please, consult the essay in advance if you are unsure regarding your topic.

Deadline for the submission: 18.5.2023


4)     Final test - based on lectures and compulsory literature: 40 points 

The test will include open-ended questions and be conducted online using Moodle. 

-       Students must score at least 40% on the test (16 points), otherwise they have to repeat the test (regardless of the point they obtained during the rest of the assignments) 


To pass the final exam, all assignments have to be submitted and accepted.


Grading System 

91 - 100 points: A

81 -  90 points: B

71 - 80 points: C

61 - 70 points: D

51 - 60 points: E

less than 51 points: F



Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Mgr. Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková, Ph.D. (25.01.2022)


Bottero, Wendy. 2004. Stratification: Social division and inequality. London: Routledge.

Lareau, Annette. 2002. "Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families." American Sociological Review 67 (5): 747-776.

Ryle, Robin. 2015. Questioning Gender. A Sociological Exploration. London: SAGE.



Bourdieu, Pierre. 1984 Distinction. A social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Calasanti, Toni M. & Kathleen F. Slevin. eds. 2016. Age Matters. Realigning Feminist Thinking. New York: Routledge.

Cann, Paul & Malcolm Dean eds. 2009. Unequal ageing: The untold story of exclusion in old age. Bristol: Policy Press.

Collins, Patricia Hill & Sirma Bilge. 2016. Intersectionality. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.

Grusky, David. 2018 Inequality in the 21st century: A Reader. London: Routledge.

Lorber, Judith. 1995. Paradoxes of Gender. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Mgr. Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková, Ph.D. (08.03.2023)

1. Course introduction. Defining inequality. Changing approaches to the study of inequality 

2. "Human nature" and the imaginary of social inequalities

3. Is social stratification functional?

4. How to address inequalities? Between redistribution and recognition claims.

5. The end of the „grand“ narratives of class? The role of class in a globalizing world

6. Social class, symbolic boudaries and the concept of identity

7. Gendered and power relationships.     

8. Parenting styles. How is inequality (re)produced in the families?  

9. Social inequalities across the life course – cumulative disadvantage and life-course perspectives   

10. Family structure and the reproduction of inequalities

11. Spatial dimensions of inequality 

12. Axes of inequalities: care

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