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The Social Construction of Woman
SOC 280
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: SISP 280, FGSS 282

In this class we will examine the relationship between images of black, white and lesbian women within a changing historical context--from the 1930s to the 1990s. By locating these images in specific historical moments and exploring how they play off each other and change over time, we can begin to unpack how social, economic and political anxieties change over time; how these anxieties are represented, reproduced and undermined in popular discourses, social science research, cultural and political narratives and policy decisions; and how these anxieties contribute to the production of social and political realities as well as to the construction of gendered, raced and sexed ideologies and to women's lived experiences. While the relationship between images of women will be the primary focus, these images are, of necessity, closely linked and symbiotically related to others--to images of men, heterosexuality and the nuclear family.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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