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Academic Year 2005/2006
Gender and Society in Modern Europe, 1789 - Present
HIST 207 FA
This course explores the gendered experiences of women and men, representations of those experiences, and the implications of gender difference in Europe from the French Revolution to the present. Special emphasis is
to societal discussions of "woman" and her "place" as well as legal, economic, and social changes in European women's lives. Topics include the construction of public and private spheres; the family; sexuality;
work; industrialism and urbanization; the role of the state; imperialism; consumption; feminisms; the two world wars; fascism; the Cold War; the "sexual revolution"; and the New Europe.
Bonnie Smith, CHANGING LIVES: WOMEN IN EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1700 (Lexington, MA: D.C. Health, 1989).
Darline Gay Levy, Harriet Branson Applewhite, Mary Durham Johnson, eds., WOMEN IN REVOLUTIONARY PARIS,
1789-1795 (Urbana: University of Illinois
Susan Groag Bell and Karen M. Offen, eds., WOMEN, THE FAMILY, AND FREEDOM: THE DEBATE IN DOCUMENTS (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1983), Volume 2 (1880-1950).
Marion Kaplan, THE MAKING
OF THE JEWISH MIDDLE CLASS. WOMEN,
FAMILY, AND IDENTITY IN IMPERIAL GERMANY, New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994 (reprint edition).
Victoria De Grazia, HOW FASCISM RULED WOMEN: ITALY, 1922-1945 (Berkeley: University of California Press,
BANANAS, BEACHES, AND BASES: MAKING FEMINIST SENSE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001).
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Midterm and final examinations.
Two papers, each 3-5 pages.
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