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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Fall 2007

WGS 340 • GENDER AND ASIAN AMERICAN HIST

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
49819 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
UTC 3.134
ALIDIO

Course Description

How have the historical constructions of femininity and masculinity influenced Asian American immigration and racial formation from the nineteenth century to the millennium? Expanding on Benedict Anderson's definition of nationhood as an imagined community of the modern age, this course asks how immigrants, workers, "refugees," and activists negotiated gender to create "Asian America as a site of belonging and citizenship. This course will be valuable for students interested in modern American History, Women's and Gender Studies, and Ethnic Studies. UPPER-DIVISION STANDING REQUIRED. COURSE NUMBER MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN THE TOPICS VARY. WGS 340 AND W S 340 MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED UNLESS THE TOPICS VARY. PARTIALLY FULFILLS LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENT FOR AMERICAN HISTORY. INCLUDES CROSS-CULTURAL CONTENT. MEETS WITH HIS 365G.

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