Gender Studies | International Feminist Debates
G410 | 5886 | Thomas, Julie


In International Feminist Debates, 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.