405. Topics in Russian and East European Studies. (1-4). (Excl).
Section 101 – Gender and Transformation in East Central Europe. (3 credits). This course will explore gender roles and relationships and their transformation in East Central Europe in the post-World War II period, with emphasis on developments since 1989. Attention will be given to theories of gender inequality and social change and to comparisons of women's and men's lives in Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. Among topics to be considered are participation in politics and the labor force, women's organizations and movements, the meaning of "feminism" in East Central Europe, reproductive rights, and violence against women. The course will consist of equal parts lecture and discussion. Requirements include one class presentation, a 5-7 page paper, and final exam. Students from different disciplines are welcome; background in East European or Russian area studies is not essential. (Fuszara)
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