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GSFS0304B-S14

Gender, Culture, & Power
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Gender, Culture, and Power
This course offers a cross-cultural introduction to the issues involved in the study of women and gender. Such an endeavor raises a number of difficult and delicate issues. What explains the diversities and similarities in women's roles across societies? How do we assess women's status and power, and how do we decide which standards to use in doing so? What forces create changes in women's roles? What is the relationship between gender constructions and the nature of communities, economies, and even nations? Our analysis will concentrate on three primary domains: family and kinship, symbolic systems, and political economy. Course readings will focus primarily on non-Western societies. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22245

Course

GSFS0304

All Sections in Spring 2014

Spring 2014

GSFS0304A-S14 Lecture (Oxfeld)
GSFS0304B-S14 Lecture (Oxfeld)