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ANTH 3230 6.0: WOMEN, CULTURE & SOCIETY

ANTH 3230 6.0: WOMEN, CULTURE & SOCIETY

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AP/ANTH 3230 6.00

WOMEN, CULTURE & SOCIETY

This course examines a variety of theoretical and ethnographic approaches to the intersectionality of “womanism”, class, sexuality, and race that developed out of and/or intensified by settler, colonial, scientific, political, religious, and economic developments.  We will begin with the nature vs culture debate, questioning and critically assessing anthropological concerns over female bodies, sexualities, gender identities, statuses, and labour.  We will consider women in relation to structures of power and inequality, such as debates over women as agents and/or victims, and address contemporary discussions involving, but not limited to, migration, care work, sex work, reproductive technologies, beauty and fashion, and familial intimacies and responsibilities.  In the later section of the course, we will engage with current directions in feminist anthropology, such as decolonizing research methodologies, collaborations, community work, and social activism.

Format: Three seminar hours

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