The Social Construction of Woman|
Spring 2008 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Solinger, WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE
May, HOMEWARD BOUND
Faderman, ODD GIRLS AND TWILIGHT LOVERS
Breines, YOUNG, WHITE AND MISERABLE
Evans, PERSONAL POLITICS
Echols, DARING TO BE BAD
Romano, RACE MIXING
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly readings and journals, class participation, individual and group projects. No examinations. One research paper based on life histories, located historically and analyzed sociologically.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
A prerequisite override form, secured from the Registrar's Office, will be available for SISP and WMST majors and pre-med students. Sophomores will be considered during the Drop/Add period.
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