This seminar course examines the study of women and gender in African history. How should we discuss women and gender in African contexts? Are Westerners forcing their ideas on Africa? Does work by Africans and Africanist scholars challenge the methodologies and themes in women's and gender studies? Readings include theoretical pieces and case studies on four specific regions/countries of Africa: Nigeria/Benin (West Africa), Morocco (North Africa), South Africa, and Congo-Kinshasa (Central Africa). We cover key themes in women's and gender studies such as power, feminism, women's "voices," and sexuality. But the texts and videos also address broader matters such as religion, racism, and politics. Specific topics in African history include the slave trade, colonialism, nationalism, apartheid, and military regimes. Students generally interested in African history or in women's and gender history will find this course useful.
COURSE FORMAT: Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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