Global Gender and Sexuality
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Global Studies
Course Number: UGLB 3314
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Global Studies
- Social Sciences
This course explores issues of gender and sexuality in comparative and transnational perspective. Incorporating readings from political science, anthropology, sociology, history, theory, and journalism, we pay special attention to the ways in which global flows of labor and discourse determine or limit the ways in which gender roles and sexual hierarchies are produced, reinforced, and challenged. We will explore the tension between universal claims about gender and sexuality and local understandings across regions and cultures, with a particular focus on South and Southeast Asia, and the Americas. Specific topics covered will include the impacts of globalization, migration, and colonialism on gender and sexuality; how gender and norms structure interventions into development and the management of conflict; sex work and questions of autonomy and agency; transgender politics in different cultural contexts; women and domestic or reproductive labor; constructs of masculinity; sexuality, migration and tourism; and the use of scientific discourses to enforce the gender binary.
Open to Undergraduate students.