May 27, 2018  
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LA 2229 - Gender and Society


Working critically, collaboratively and with a feminist lens, we will study how gender impacts our lives, and how it relates to social inequalities. This course emphasizes the ways in which gender has been produced in historically and culturally specific ways that lead to specific outcomes at the structural level of society, as well as through every day social interactions. We will learn to recognize and critique the binary and ahistorical conception of gender, and we will also study resistances to gendering. We begin with a micro perspective on the social construction of gender in our own lives, and we will then broaden our investigation of gender constructions both historically and in the contemporary period. We will cover gender constructions in the context of histories of science, the invention of the modern nation-state; nationalism, colonialism and imperialism  to war, displacement and poverty up through contemporary processes of globalization, and, most importantly, media representations. - 3 Hours Lecture.

3 Hours Lecture
3 Credits



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