WOMENSTD 330 - Feminist Thought
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
AMCULT 240 or WOMENSTD 240, and one additional WOMENSTD course.
May not be repeated for credit.
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What is feminism? What is theory? Beginning with these questions, this course will focus on both U.S. feminist thought and its transnational intersections, largely in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond—the periods known as the "second" and "third" waves of feminism. We will explore the social construction of gender and ideologies of gender as experienced in conjunction with race, class, sexuality, nation, and other categories. Furthermore, we will read feminist theories within the historical contexts and intellectual traditions of their production and dissemination, charting why feminist theory emerged, how it has been critiqued, how it has evolved, and why it matters. Some of the central questions we will ask are: What is a woman? What is gender? What is the connection between feminist theory and lived gendered experience? How does theory influence feminist practice and activism? How do feminist theoretical frameworks address, accommodate, or ignore differences among women and the experiences of women worldwide? How does feminist theory look different when produced in different social and global locations? Is theory useful for feminism—and what is its value?

WOMENSTD 330 - Feminist Thought
Schedule Listing
101 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0415917603
The second wave a reader in feminist theory, Author: ed. by Linda Nicholson, Publisher: Routledge 1997
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0896086135
Feminist theory : from margin to center, Author: Bell Hooks., Publisher: South End Press 2nd ed. 2000
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0813343755
Feminist thought : a more comprehensive introduction, Author: Rosemarie Tong., Publisher: Westview Press 3rd ed. 2009
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