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Women's Political and Sexual Revolutions--Middle East and South Asia
FGSS 312
Spring 2022
Section: 01  

This course examines the role of politically organized women's movements, individual pioneers, hashtag and virtual campaigns, and the activism of grassroots and working-class movements in 20th-century Middle Eastern and South Asian contexts, with a focus on their political and sexual struggles, demands, and achievements.

The course is divided into two parts; it introduces a brief history of the nature and dynamics of women's movements in the MENA and SA regions. The second half of the course focuses on feminist documentation and debates around Muslim women's piety, sexuality, and political representation in a broader interdisciplinary frame. The course will examine how religious sensibility intersects with sexual orientation, gender identity, violence, sex work, the military, and even fashion. It will study these intersections as reflected in Muslim women's writings, desires, activism, and demands for sexual freedoms or against sex crimes, in different countries and under different legal regimes and geographies.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS FGSS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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