Gender, Politics and History
This seminar explores aspects of women’s history and the
history of gender in the United States over the past two centuries. The course
stresses the themes of difference among women and between women and men as a
means of examining the social construction of gender and the logic of feminist
analysis and activity. Students discuss the major themes in gender
history, develop critical and analytical skills, and appreciate current and
on-going theoretical (and controversial) debates.
The course analyzes key conceptual and
methodological frameworks as gender, class, sexuality, power, and race.
Thematically organized, readings include both primary and
secondary material. Students complete two papers and participate in student-led