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Gender and Social Movements (FGSS Gateway)

SOC 223
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 254
Certificates: Civic Engagement

The principal focus of this course is on U.S. feminist and gender activism from the post-World War II era to the present, with a special emphasis on understanding the origins and legacies of second-wave feminisms in all their varieties. We may also consider other kinds of gender mobilization, for example, traditionalist and materialist movements, and look as well at gendered assumptions and dynamics within nongender-based activism in the broader social movement universe. Topics may include 1950-60s labor feminism; gender and race in the civil rights and black power movements; black, white, and Chicana feminist movements; liberal, radical, and socialist feminism; gender in sexuality movements; and the changing politics of gender in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Essential Capabilities: Effective Citizenship
This course will looks at the role of collective mobilization in the exercise of citizenship.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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