Gender in a Transnational Perspective (FGSS Gateway)|
Fall 2011 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of feminist studies and to provide them with the basic analytical tools with which to approach gender and feminist issues. We will look at a variety of transnational feminist theories and examine examples of feminist struggles from across the globe. We will explore how gendered inequalities and identities are shaped in particular contexts, through race, class, sexuality, and religion, for example, and what implications this has for the study of gender and for feminist praxis. Throughout the course we will pay careful attention to the interconnections between feminist production of knowledge and feminist activism.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)
Chandra Mohanty, bell hooks, Judith Butler, Judith Halberstam, Anne Fausto Sterling, Christine Walley, Lila Abu-Lughod, Uma Narayan, Grace Chang, Gloria Anzaldua, Cherrie Moraga, Audre Lorde, and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short essays.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students must attend first class. This course is a gateway to the FGSS major.
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