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GWSS 333 A: Gender and Globalization: Theory and Process

GWSS 333 Gender and Globalization - Instructor Akanksha Misra
Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
TTh 3:30pm - 5:40pm
THO 125
Joint Sections: 
JSIS B 333 A
Akanksha Misra

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Netflix, Gap Jeans, US Economy, Pride Parades and so much more. Globalization means all of this to us and yet is a term that escapes easy definition. Is it a recent phenomena? What is the role of the internet and social media in connecting the globe? Is it good that my food comes from another country? While all of these are important questions, in this class we will focus more on the effects of globalization in our lives. Our lens will be gender and sexuality and we will focus on specific areas that globalization touches like international human rights, popular culture/media, education, sex trafficking, politics, and social movements. By using gender and sexuality as our lens, we will try to understand how globalization impacts social relations and the ways people see themselves and live their lives. We will try to focus on lived experiences and draw on contemporary media sources, news, and tv/movie/music to make sense of the world and our lives in it and how systems of inequality thrive but are constantly challenged as well. The only requirement is curiosity, interest in understanding cultures, and the desire to imagine a better world for all!

Catalog Description: 
Theoretical, historical, and empirical analysis of how current processes of globalization are transforming the actual conditions of women's lives, labor, gender ideologies, and politics in complex and contradictory ways. Topics include feminist exploration of colonialism, capitalism, economic restructuring policies, resistance in consumer and environmental movements. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 333.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:15pm