WAGS 0337

Resistance and Global Feminism

Resisting Women: Ethnographies of Women's Activism in Global Context
In this course we will examine global feminisms and women's resistance using ethnographies of transnational and national sites. From factory workers to activist sex workers we will look at the changing positions of women in global sites of work, family, and political activism. As a class we will attempt to answer the following questions: How can we understand feminisms across cultural and national borders? Which feminist issues translate across borders and which do not? What are the differences between resistance and political activism? How has increased globalization changed local political struggles? How have increasingly universal gender standards influenced political movements in local settings? 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Women's & Gender Studies
Prog in Women's & Gender Study
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SOAN 0337 *

Sections in Spring 2007

Spring 2007

WAGS0337A-S07 Lecture (White)
WAGS0337B-S07 Lecture (White)