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American Indian Women and Constructions of Gender
AMST 315
Spring 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 315

American Indian women have most often been constructed as either a "beast of burden" or as a sultry "Indian princess" in Euro-American discourse. This course explores these stereotypes, placing them in a historical context. We also compare these constructions to the constructions of gender and womanhood in Native societies. We will discuss both historical and current experiences of Native women, as well as the construction of sexuality as it relates to gender, and consider how these experiences have been shaped in relation to the wider dominant society.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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