Gender, Rights and Humanitarianism

Term: Spring 2009

Subject Code: GANT

Course Number: 6370

This class will examine the genealogies, overlaps and conflicts between three different struggles for social justice: feminism, human rights and humanitarianism. We will inquire into the notions of "humanity" imagined and protected by each of these, as well as how each are bounded by national and colonial histories. How does each ameliorate inequalities based on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or class, and in what ways do they perpetuate discrimination? What form of political action does each offer?� We will approach these questions from multiple perspectives, thinking both theoretically and practically.


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