Middlebury

ARBC 0235

Gender Politics in Arab World

Gender Politics of the Arab World
The aim of this course is to explore the ways in which the social and cultural construction of sexual difference shapes the politics of gender and sexuality in the Middle East and North Africa. Using interdisciplinary feminist theories, we will explore key issues and debates including the interaction of religion and sexuality, women’s movements, gender-based violence, queerness and gay/straight identities. Looking at the ways in which the Arab Spring galvanized what some have called a “gender revolution,” we will examine women’s roles in the various revolutions across the Arab World, and explore the varied and shifting gender dynamics in the region. Taught in English (formerly ARBC/GSFS 0328) 3 hrs. Sem. (National/Transnational Feminisms)
Subject:
Arabic
Department:
Arabic
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP CW MDE SOC
Equivalent Courses:
ARBC 0328
GSFS 0235
GSFS 0328

Sections

Fall 2019

ARBC0235A-F19 Seminar (Ayoub)