This course brings together feminist and development theories to analyze the effects of development process on women's lives in the Third World. We begin by charting the historical trajectories of both feminist and development theories, paying careful attention to how these theories (and various perspectives within them) (1) This course brings together feminist and development theories to analyze the effects of development process on conceptualize gender and women's subjectivities/agency, and (2) address (or overlook) women's concerns within development. We will draw upon a variety of materials-theoretical, ethnographic, film, and fiction-to examine the intersections of gender, class, race, ethnicity within the context and processes of development in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. We will focus on specific issues such as environment, labor, population, health, and empowerment within the broader field of gender and development. Our purpose, throughout the course, will not only be to examine the effects of development on differently situated women, but to also analyze how these women dialogue with and redefine development.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS WMST Grading Mode: Graded
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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