Gender Studies | International Feminist Debates
G410 | 25586 | Frazier, L


Investigation of debates among feminists as to whether aspirations
towards global feminism are possible and desirable. The course
compares concerns about the global situation of women, as
articulated by international bodies such as the United Nations, with
concerns articulated by feminists in different parts of the world.
This semester's focus will be one "Race and the Erotics of
Imperialism" comparing case studies from Mexico, Puerto Rico,
Zimbabwe, and Algeria. We will use case studies, literature,
autobiographies, music, and film to explore the connections between
issues of gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, and anti-imperialist
movements to look at the ways in which culture becomes a terrain of
struggle.