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

Summer 2005

MES S323K • Gender and Militarization in the Middle East and North Africa

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
86845 MTWThF
8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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. The remainder of course readings will be distributed via BlackBoard.


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