Course Description

General History

HIST 1501

Gender in the Global South, 1900-2000

Spring 2016
Focusing on the developing countries of the world, this seminar will explore the impacts of globalization, migration, and colonialism on gender and sexuality; sex work and questions of autonomy and agency; feminism and environmental justice; transgender politics in different cultural contexts; women and domestic or reproductive labor; international debates on the hijab; and the use of science to enforce the gender binary.The goal of the seminar is to understand the tension between universal claims about gender and local understandings across regions and cultures. 
Class Participation (40%); Two papers (60%).
Fulfills the second writing requirement.
No textbook required. Readings will be posted on Collab.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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