Gender, Culture, & Power
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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.
- Spring 2014
- Ross Commons Dining B11(RCD B11)
- 8:00am-9:15am on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 10, 2014 to May 12, 2014)
- Ellen Oxfeld
- Gender Sexuality &Fem. Studies
- PrgGender/Sexuality/Fem. Study
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL CMP CW SOC
- Cross-Listed As:
- SOAN0304A-S14 *
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