Feminism After 1968: France, the United States, and in Between|
Spring 2012 not offered
FGSS 288, COL 289|
Feminisms are usually taught in discrete national contexts when, in fact, the intellectual trajectory of feminism has been international. This course aims to demonstrate the mutual influence and different perspectives generated among Anglophone and Francophone feminist intellectuals and activists after the events of 1968. We will focus on some of feminism's central questions--sexuality, violence, race, and postcoloniality--with an eye to intersectional, as well as divergent, articulations within each tradition.
The course is internally comparative, and addresses the international convergence of feminist thought and activism around specific issues of global importance.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP-Hist Conc)
Simone de Beauvoir, THE SECOND SEX
Shulamith Firestone, THE DIALECTIC OF SEX
Luce Irigiray,THIS SEX WHICH IS NOT ONE
Angela Davis, WOMEN, RACE AND CLASS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two 5-7 pp. papers and a take-home final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course can be counted as part of the Gender concentration in the History Department.
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