The course will introduce feminist theories from the global South and North, and explore the role of gender in social, cultural and economic processes. We will consider gendered social constructions, and the relationship between ideology and disenfranchising practices in everyday lives. The course will begin with an introduction to the field of gender, sexuality and feminist thought, following we will examine matrixes of oppression in the South and gender and globalization.
The goal of the course is to construct a critical understanding of gender as an intersectional category that has a complex relationship with biological, social, economic and cultural practices.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
• Identify and explain what are gender constructions
• Understand gender as an intersectional category that has a complex relationship with biological, social, economic and cultural practices
• Construct an argument and prove it using articles and scholars that will be studied throughout the course
• Read complex texts that discuss gender norms and development, analyze them and discuss them in class
This course is taught by Dr. Hadas Cohen