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Gender in South Asian Contexts

FGSS 304
Spring 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: ANTH 304
Certificates: South Asian Studies

This course will use interdisciplinary and transnational feminist frameworks to examine gender relations in South Asia and in South Asian diasporic communities (especially in the United States and Britain). We will begin by examining the colonial and nationalist histories of gender within South Asian contexts and will then look at how these histories shape postcolonial gender relations and feminist activism in various locations. We will look at South Asian/diasporic women's struggles over laws, rights, environment, land, labor, community, reproduction, immigration, sexuality, violence, and representation, among other things. Our approach will be intersectional in that we will explore how gender relations and feminist struggles are defined in and through class, race, sexualities, and religion, for example. We will draw upon a variety of feminists texts, including theories, ethnographies, film, and fiction.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS FGSS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)

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