Gender and Social Movements (FGSS Gateway)|
The principal focus of this course is on United States feminist and gender activism from the post-World War II era to the present, with a special emphasis on understanding the origins and legacies of second-wave feminisms in all their varieties. We may also consider other kinds of gender mobilization, for example, traditionalist and materialist movements, and look as well at gendered assumptions and dynamics within non-gender-based activism in the broader social movement universe. Topics may include 1950s - '60s labor feminism; gender and race in the civil rights and black power movements; black, white, and Chicana feminist movements; liberal, radical, and socialist feminism; gender in sexuality movements; and the changing politics of gender in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
This course will looks at the role of collective mobilization in the exercise of citizenship.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(SISP-Soc Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings to be announced, but will draw on sociological and historical case studies plus memoirs, documents, manifestos, and theoretical texts associated with particular activist moments and tendencies.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short papers, group presentation, and final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is an FGSS Gateway course.
|Instructor(s): Clawson,Mary Ann Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC421; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 15||FR: 10|
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