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Serena D. Maurer
GWSS 455
Seattle Campus

Contemporary Feminist Theory

Raises the question of how political contexts condition the way some ideas become theory. Emphasizes the present crises in thinking about a transnational feminism. Prerequisite: GWSS 200; recommended: GWSS 206.

Class description

In this class we will explore different kinds of feminist theory and consider how each builds on, responds to and/or challenges the others. We will ask what makes a theory feminist and how theory and practice can, and do, inform one another. Throughout, our focus will be on how we can use feminist theory to make sense of, and take action in, our own daily lives.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Serena D. Maurer
Date: 11/09/2013