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Gender, Globalization and Social Change
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This seminar course examines anthropological/social science perspectives on the role that gender plays in organizing society and in understanding social change. We begin by analyzing initial research in the early 1970s that sought to understand gender hierarchies by identifying universals in sexual status cross-culturally and the subsequent critiques of this early approach. We conclude by studying feminist approaches and methodologies that have developed in the anthropology of gender. To contextualize the theories of gender, we examine geographically and culturally diverse empirical studies of households, labour markets, agriculture, industrialization, development projects and visual culture in both rural and urban contexts.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken SOSC 3B01 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: New code as of 2008-09
Course was last updated June 12, 2009 - 11:56 AM