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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2007

MES 322K • GLOBAL GENDER INEQUALITY

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41920 MW
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
CBA 4.328
CHARRAD, M

Course Description

This 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 womens rights.

Grading Policy

Essay no. 1: 30%; Essay no. 2: 30%; Essay no. 3: 30%; Attendance and class participation: 10 %.

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 Women's 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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