T C 357 • Gender, Colonialism and Globalization
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the analysis of gender issues in the context of colonialism and globalization. The emphasis in the spring 2007 will be on colonialism and its legacy. The colonial past is examined as a fundamental historical process that shaped many of the issues faced by women in postcolonial societies. The course includes the following major themes: the effect of colonial rule on the political institutions and culture of colonized countries; the position of nationalist movements on the women's question; womens strategies to cope with colonial domination; and postcolonial policies on womens rights.
The seminar meets once a week and attendance is mandatory. More than two unexcused absences will be reflected in the final grade (loss of a whole letter grade). The course grade depends upon the following: Position Papers/Critiques of Readings 30% (9 pp. total, 3 position papers 3 pp. each), a mid term take home essay 20% (4 pp.), Class Presentations 10%, and a Term Paper 40% (topic selected after consultation with the instructor, 12 pp.).
Paula Homes-Eber, Daughters of Tunis, Westview Press, 2003.
Joni Seager, Penguin Atlas of Women in the World, 2003.
Mounira M. Charrad, States and Womens Rights, 2001.
Leila Abouzeid, Year of the Elephant. UT Press, 1989.
A small packet available at Paradigm on 24th Street.