MES 322K • GENDER INEQUALITY: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
This course is devoted to the study of gender in the nonwestern world. Attention will be paid to patterns of gender inequality and to women's movements in different countries. The emphasis is on gender in the context of 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: Report on women's movement(s) (4pp) 20% Research Paper (10-11pp) 30% Reaction papers (about 4pp) and quizzes 15% Presentation 25% Class participation 10%
TEXTS: Joni Scager, The State of Women in the World Atlas, Penguin, 1997. S. Joseph ed., Citizenship and Gender in the Middle East, Syracuse University Press, 2000. M. Jacqui Alexander and Chandra T. Mohanty eds., Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures, Routledge, 1997. Audiovisual: Several videos will be scheduled in the course of the semester. They are an integral and required part of the course.