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PhD course 19-21.May 2015

"MODERNIZATION, GENDER AND GENERATION - RECONFIGURATIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFE. CASES FROM CHINA AND THE NORDIC COUNTRIES"


The intention with this PhD course was to bring together researchers and PhD students from the Nordic countries, China or elsewhere, who share research interests in gender and generational relations, and processes and conceptions of modernization and individualization. What can we learn about and from each other, and what can we learn about ourselves from looking with other(s') eyes? The participants were invited to take part in a mutual exchange of knowledge and a dialogue on what processes and concepts of modernization, individualization and feminism may entail in different contexts. 
 

The course took place at the Nordic Centre at Fudan University in Shanghai and included three full days, 19-21 May 2014. Each day was organized with lectures by the teachers in the morning and paper presentations in groups by the PhD in the afternoons, including supervisions from the teachers.


There were three main themes for the lectures:

  • Theoretical and methodological issues in generational and comparative studies
  • Young people in the process of modernization - intergenerational and comparative perspectives
  • Gender equality in the family and the project of feminism in the Nordic countries and in China


Organizers: 

  • The Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies Conferences
  • The Nordic Centre at Fudan University
  • The Nordic Institute of Asia Studies (NIAS) at Copenhagen University
  • The Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo 


- in cooperation with researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Fudan University, the University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University, the University of Southern Denmark, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the University in Nordland and the University of Oslo.​​​