WGS 3350

Course Name: 
Gender Politics in Comparative Perspective
Units: 
3

This course examines how different countries “do” gender, exploring the political, social and economic construction of sexual difference.  Our focus will be on how power is gendered and its effects on women and men in the developing world.  We begin with a theoretical discussion of patriarchy, gender and feminist methods.  Continuing to draw upon these theoretical debates, the course then investigates a series of issues, including gender and state formation in the Middle East, women’s political participation in India and South Africa, feminist and women’s movements in Latin America and Uganda, and globalization in South East Asia.
This course fulfills the global requirement.

Instructor: 
Denise Walsh
Special NOTE: 
Combined with PLCP 3350
Course Category: 
Global
Gender Concentration