Fall 2009 not offered
This course in United States political history explores women's theoretical and strategic interventions in political culture from the consolidation of the industrial economy in 1918 to the postindustrial 21st century. Addressing historical questions of critical importance to women as individual workers and citizens, and in their relationship to men and domesticity, we will discuss the conditions under which race, gender norms, nationality, and class consciousness affected the political and economic status of women over the course of the 20th century. Topics will include gender equity and civil rights; the rise of the welfare state; resistance to violence; contests over the meaning and content of feminism; the relationship of women to nationalism, internationalism and colonialism; separatism; and critiques of patriarchy.
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