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Lisa Moore Interim, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Fall 2008

WGS 345 • GLOBAL GENDER INEQUALITY

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
48780 MW
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
BUR 208
CHARRAD, M

Course Description

The course is devoted to the study of gender inequality from a global perspective. Attention will be paid to patterns of gender inequality and to women's movements in different cultural contexts. The emphasis is on the interface between gender and social organization, culture and politics. The course covers the legacy of colonialism, the effect of globalization, and the interaction between local/national movements and the international discourse of women's rights.

Texts

K. Edin and M. Kefalas, Promises I Can Keep, 2005. Norma I. Prieto, Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora, 1997. Mounira M. Charrad, States and Womens Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, 2001. Seager, Joni: The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World, Penguin, 2003. Htun, Mala: Sex and The State, Cambridge, 2003.

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