HIS s364G • Gend/Militarizatn Arab World
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Virginia Woolf noted, with the privilege of belonging in the global North, that 'as a woman I have no country.' For women and men in the modern Arab world, nation-state identity and national sovereignty--or their absence--influence ways in which gendered and sexualized identities are lived. This course will move beyond embodied citizenship, to consider the contours by which military institutions (and the resources that fund them) imprint womanliness and masculinity, childhood and age, on residents of the Arab world.
First exam, 33% In-class writing assignments, 33% Second exam, 33%
A suggested text is William Cleveland's _History of the Modern Middle East_, third edition. I'll distribute the remainder of course readings via BlackBoard.