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|IGS 730 - Theories of Gender & Feminism|
This interdisciplinary seminar is focused on contemporary feminist theories and theories of gender. It will examine the broad range of theories that make up the body of contemporary scholarship referred to as "feminist theory"; the development since the 1960s of various regional, international, global, and transnational feminist theories and the tensions within and among these streams of scholarship, while focusing on approaches that have the most relevance for the social sciences.
Engagements and critiques of these theories may include but are not limited to black feminist thought, queer theory, ecofeminism, transnational feminism, marxist/socialist feminism, and psychoanalytic feminism.
The seminar will consider some of the fundamental questions these theories raise about the origins of gender difference, the nature and origins of patriarchy, the intersections between gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality as categories of analysis and bases of oppression or empowerment. The relations among feminist theorizing, research, and activism will be emphasized. [3-0, 3 cr.]
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial
Social Sciences Department