WOMENSTD 151 - Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender
Section: 001 Gender and Global Capitalism
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This first-year seminar will explore the trans/formations of genders in twentieth-century transnational capitalism. Our goals are twofold: to understand the ways in which the relationship between capitalism and gender have been theorized on the one hand, and to grapple with the changing historical nature of this relationship on the other hand. Course readings will examine the relationship between patriarchy and capitalism as historically contingent and will address the historical development of household technologies and the domestic consumer goods industry in the process of "international housewifization" with early commodity capitalism and industrialization, during WWII, and in the post-war period; the "new international division of labor" and how women are differently located in production and consumption along the global assembly line; and the role of gender in "sweatshop" labor and activism. Does capitalism need patriarchy, and how has this refracted through colonialism, imperialism, and neo-colonialism in the global arena? How are subjects being gendered by global capitalism in varied transnational locals? How does the pervasive consumerism of an advertising in advanced capitalism work to re/produce us as compliant workers, eager consumers, and in binary genders?

WOMENSTD 151 - Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
23486
Open
2
1LHSP Y1
1Y1
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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