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The Political Economy of Women in the Modern United States
HIST 388
Fall 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 388

This course in United States political history explores women's theoretical and strategic interventions in political culture from the consolidation of the industrial economy in 1918 to the postindustrial 21st century. Addressing historical questions of critical importance to women as individual workers and citizens, and in their relationship to men and domesticity, we will discuss the conditions under which race, gender norms, nationality, and class consciousness affected the political and economic status of women over the course of the 20th century. Topics will include gender equity and civil rights; the rise of the welfare state; resistance to violence; contests over the meaning and content of feminism; the relationship of women to nationalism, internationalism and colonialism; separatism; and critiques of patriarchy.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)

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