Gender Studies | International Feminist Debates
G410 | 9599 | Julie Thomas
Students will explore the social construction and regulation of
gender and women’s sexualities across global cultures. Topic areas
include the depiction and regulation of gender and female
sexualities by states, religious institutions, international
organizations, and popular/traditional cultures.
The course involves intensive reading and class discussion of the
experiences of non-western women (outside the United States and
Western Europe) in the modern (post-World War II) era. Topics of
focus may include: Marriage rights, contraception, abortion, sex
tourism and the military support of prostitution, honor killing,
HIV/AIDS prevention, rape as a tool of warfare, female circumcision,
suti, dowries (bride price), and bride burning.