36:253 Gender in Transnational Perspectives [Harms]

Prerequisite: 36:162 or permission of Instructor.

This course is designed to introduce broad themes related to gender and transnationalism. As gender is a socially constructed category of interaction, we will examine how it is structured on a transnational level. Emphasis will be placed on a number of themes that cross national, political and/or cultural boundaries, themes such as labour, migration, feminism, and social conflict. We will explore how globalization promotes racial, sexual, and national hierarchies among women and men, in both industrialized and industrializing nations.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Patricia Harms