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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Fall 2006

SOC 336G • Gender Politics in Islam World

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47505 MW
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
BUR 214
CHARRAD

Course Description

The course is designed to help students gain a better knowledge of the Islamic world and, at the same time, increase their understanding of major sociological concepts such as gender, social organization, culture, and state. The course is devoted to the study of gender politics in the Islamic world. It shows how culture is mediated by politics, resulting in diverse interpretations of the cultural tradition and in different policies with respect to gender. We start by examining the themes and issues that are part of the common denominator of the Islamic tradition. We then consider how the diversity can be explained and what factors contribute to it. The focus is on women's rights, which have been a key political issue in several countries and internationally.

Meets with WGS 340, MES 322K

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