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

Fall 2008

MES 322K • GLOBAL GENDER INEQUALITY

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42545 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.

Grading Policy

The course is designed as to encourage students to take an active role in discussing readings and raising questions. I expect students to attend class and to complete the assigned readings prior to coming to class. Course Requirements include 3 exams and a team assignment. Grading is as follows: Exam 1 25% Exam 2 25% Exam 3 30% Team assignment 10% Attendance and class participation: 10 %.

Texts

K. Edin and M. Kefalas, Promises I Can Keep, 2005 Barabara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, eds., Global Woman, 2003 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 Audiovisuals: Iron Jawed Angels Births (Arab Diaries Series) Silences of the Palace Shape of Water

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