SP.601J / 17.006J / 17.007J / 24.237J Feminist Theory, Spring 2008
Author(s)Wood, Elizabeth A.
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This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years, feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course, we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of feminist theory. In addition, we will consider different ways of looking at power and political culture in modern societies, issues of race and class, poverty and welfare, and sexuality and morality. Acknowledgements The instructor would like to thank Lara Yeo for capturing notes and discussion questions in class.
Men, Women, Gender, Feminists, Feminist Theory, Prostitution, Morality, Chromosomes, gender identification, work and family, welfare reform, paternity, maternity, divorce, globalization of women's labor, pornography, internet, military service, race, class, 2008 election campaigns, body image, discrimination, date rape, rape, domestic violence, females in sports, embodied knowledge, sexuality, politics of consent, international economics, exile and pride, curious feminist, don't call us out of name, theorizing feminisms, undoing the silence, sneaker production, intersectionality, contextualize, historicize