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FREN0368

French Sexual Politics

French Sexual Politics
Reaction to the recent Dominic Strauss-Kahn scandal and deliberations over same-sex marriage are but two illustrations of the important role sex and gender differences continue to play in contemporary French society. In this course we will examine the political responses such phenomena have elicited. Topics will include: the evolution of gender roles within French family structure, including homoparentalité; attempts to increase women's participation in French national politics, especially via the parité initiative; the question of Muslim women's integration in-or exclusion from-French society; and the attention given to sex and gender differences in anti-discrimination policies. We will critically assess French media and writings from sociology and political philosophy. (This course will be taught in French; FREN 0230 or by waiver) 3 hrs.lect./disc.
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LNG SOC
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS0368

Sections

Fall 2013

FREN0368A-F13 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)