HIS 383 • European Gender Hist and Thry
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
This course is intended to orient students in a rapidly changing field: to introduce gender as both a subject and a "category of analysis." It covers some classics, classic debates, and new issues and approaches. We will consider how problems raised in gender history connect with crucial debates about theory and method in the discipline of history. We will also examine new directions in gender history and what they suggest for social and cultural history broadly speaking. Readings are primarily European and American. Topics include the construction of masculine and feminine; historical approaches to subjectivity, sexuality and identity, cross-cultural encounters; imperialism, women, and feminism; race and gender; and new efforts to write transnational and comparative histories.
Joan Scott, GENDER AND THE POLITICS OF HISTORY (1989) Denise Riley, AM I THAT NAME? (1988) Carole Pateman, THE SEXUAL CONTRACT (1988) J.J. Rousseau, EMILE (1762) Carla Hesse, THE OTHER ENLIGHTENMENT (2003) Ann McClintock, IMPERIAL LEATHER (1995) Sigmund Freud, DORA: AN ANALYSIS OF A CASE OF HYSTERIA (1905) Thomas Laqueur, MAKING SEX: THE BODY AND GENDER FROM THE GREEKS TO FREUD (1990) George Chauncey, GAY NEW YORK (1994) Michel Foucault, HISTORY OF SEXUALITY, VOLUME I (1976) Ann Stoler, CARNAL KNOWLEDGE AND IMPERIAL POWER (2002) Judith Butler, GENDER TROUBLE (1990) Carolyn Steedman, LANDSCAPE FOR A GOOD WOMAN (1987) Judith Walkowitz, CITY OF DREADFUL DELIGHT (1992)