Zakiya R. Adair
Includes units on American, European, and Third World women that examine centers of women's activities (convents, women's clubs), women's place in male-dominated spheres (politics), women's impact on culture (health, arts), and the effect of larger changes on women's lives (technology, colonization). Offered: jointly with GWSS 283.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of women’s history and will explore the different ways in which feminist historians have re-conceptualized women’s history. We will also explore women’s experience outside of traditional historical periodization. The purpose of this course is to provide a more complex understanding of traditional categories of historical interpretation. An additional purpose will also be to problematize feminist historians’ approaches to women’s experience. Specifically this course will use a multi-racial rather than uni-racial approach to women’s experience in and throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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General method of instruction
In class lectures and discussion.
Class assignments and grading