Gender and Society in Modern Europe, 1789 - Present|
Spring 2007 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This course explores the gendered experiences of women and men, representations of those experiences, and the implications of gender difference in Europe from the French Revolution to the present. Special emphasis is paid to societal discussions of "woman" and her "place" as well as legal, economic, and social changes in European women's lives. Topics include the construction of public and private spheres; the family; sexuality; masculinity; work; industrialism and urbanization; the role of the state; imperialism; consumption; feminisms; the two world wars; fascism; the Cold War; the "sexual revolution"; and the New Europe.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Bonnie Smith, CHANGING LIVES: WOMEN IN EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1700 (Lexington, MA: D.C. Health, 1989).
Darline Gay Levy, Harriet Branson Applewhite, Mary Durham Johnson, eds., WOMEN IN REVOLUTIONARY PARIS, 1789-1795 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1980).
Susan Grogg Bell and Karen M. Offen, eds., WOMEN, THE FAMILY, AND FREEDOM: THE DEBATE IN DOCUMENTS (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1983), Volume 2 (1880-1950).
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Midterm and final examinations. Two papers, class participation.
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