ARABAM 405 - Topics in Arab American Studies
Section: 001 Arab American Feminism
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Arab American Studies (ARABAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This participatory, discussion-based course explores the relationship of Arab Americans to feminism and to gender and sexual politics. How have Arab American women and feminists negotiated and resisted the logics of Orientalism, empire, and war? How do Arab Americans, and especially Arab American women, respond to the charge on the one hand that feminism is “a Western concept” and on the other hand that Arab women are inherently oppressed due to their “culture”? We will engage these and other questions through a variety of scholarly texts, literature and poetry, and other forms of media.

Course Requirements:

Assignments are largely unconventional and include regular discussion posts, writing letters to authors we read, and producing a collaborative zine on Arab American feminism.

ARABAM 405 - Topics in Arab American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
1Arab & Muslim Studies Minor
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9781590512722
A map of home : a novel, Author: Randa Jarrar., Publisher: Other Press 2008
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780815632238
Arab & Arab American feminisms : gender, violence, & belonging, Author: edited by Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsultany, and Nadine Naber., Publisher: Syracuse University Press 1st ed. 2011
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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