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Women's Studies (WMNST)

WMNST 426Y (US;IL) (GEOG 426Y) Gender Geographies (3) Description and explanation of the links between gender relations and spatial structures; gender and work, social services, and neighborhood activism.

WMNST (GEOG) 426Y Gender and Geography (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

Until the 1970s women remained invisible in the analyses of social space: human geography was indeed just that--(hu)man. Recently, feminist geography began to challenge the implicit masculinity of the subject of geography; this course will examine the evolution of the feminist challenge. The course addresses gendered geographies across multiple scales, such as the body, home, public space, community, nation and globe. Students explore each of these through readings and will produce a series of essays throughout the semester. As a point of entry to discussion of place, space and gender, this course explores the diverse ways in which feminists have seen space as central both to masculine power and to feminist resistance. In particular we will explore arguments from interdisciplinary paradigms, stemming from cultural, post colonial, subaltern, sexuality,gender studies and critical race theory, all of which have influenced current debates across the field of geography.


General Education: None
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: Social and Behavioral Science
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: GEOG 020, GEOG 126, GEOG 120, WMNST 100

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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