This is an archived course. A more recent version may be available at ocw.mit.edu.
Prof. Elizabeth A. Wood
SP.601J / 17.006 / 24.237 / WGS.601J
Undergraduate / Graduate
In this course we will examine the development of feminist theory over time. Some subjects we will examine in detail include suffrage and equality; radical feminism; psychoanalysis and feminism; theories of power; sexuality and gender; embodied knowledge; pornography; identities and global feminism; militarism; and the welfare state. Throughout the course we will analyze different ways of looking at power and political culture in modern societies, issues of race and class, poverty and welfare, sexuality and morality.