Gender & the Middle East
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NINT 5370
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
In this course, students explore how knowledge about women and men in the Middle East has been produced and how gender inflects aspects of social, political, and economic life. Beginning from the colonial encounter and Western approaches, the course covers gendered aspects of religion, colonialism, anti-colonial struggles, feminism, revolution, marriage and family law, citizenship, expressive culture (literature, art, music), and conflict. Geographically the course ranges from North Africa to the Gulf, Turkey, Israel/Palestine, and Iran and draws on sources in literature, anthropology, history, and politics. This semester, a media focus will closely track the role of gender in the ongoing historic changes taking place in the region.
Open to Graduate students.