PSCI582 - Gender,Power&Fem Theory

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Gender,Power&Fem Theory
Term
2022A
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Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
401
Section ID
PSCI582401
Course number integer
582
Meeting times
W 01:45 PM-04:45 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Nancy J. Hirschmann
Description
This seminar will examine the theme of power as it engages questions of sex and gender. Subsidiary themes that will be developed over the course of the semester include: the modernism/ postmodernism debate as it particularly relates to feminism; the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality and class and how feminists can and do talk about "women"; the relevance of feminist theory to policy issues, and which theoretical approaches are the most appropriate or have the most powerful potential. The readings will start with "foundational" texts in feminist theory-- texts that anyone who wants to work in or teach feminist theory needs to have in their repertoire, they set out the background and history of contemporary feminist theory, and they operate from a variety of disciplinary frameworks. We then will move onto some newer scholarship and some more specific political issues and topics, depending on what students in the course are interested in studying. This course is open to undergraduates who have had some prior course work in feminist theory, gender and sexuality studies, and/or political theory, in consultation with the professor.
Course number only
582
Cross listings
GSWS582401
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No