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Gender and Authority in African Societies

HIST 226
Spring 2017 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 227
Certificates: International Relations
Course Cluster: African Studies, African Studies Minor

Gender and authority are central to everyday life and politics in Africa. In this course, we will study the history of political and domestic authority on the continent with special consideration for the ways in which gender and power intersect. These histories are diverse both in time and place. For this reason, this course will not present a single narrative of women, men, or gender in African history. Some of the major themes include political and economic power; spiritual authority; domestic politics, gender, and the division of labor; the impact of colonial rule and postcolonial politics. We will examine how women and men have grappled with these intricate social and political relations from the precolonial period into the postcolonial era.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(CGST-MN)(FGSS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)

Last Updated on FEB-27-2024
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