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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Fall 2008

SOC 366L • Global Gender Inequality

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46600 MW
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
BUR 208

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 %.


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

Iron Jawed Angels
Births (Arab Diaries Series)
Silences of the Palace
Shape of Water


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