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Department
Women's and Gender Studies
Course
WGST 1F90
Professor
Jenny Janke
Semester
Fall

Description
14/05/2012 1 Introduction to Women’s Studies Fall 2011 AGENDA • INTRODUCTION • THEMES OF COURSE • REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS AND DUE DATES • VIDEO DIARY: HOW TO BE ALONE 2 Theme One: Challenging the Essential Woman  Is ‘women’s experience ‘universal’? What theories help us to understand the systemic production of gender as it intersects with race/class? 1.Liberal, Socialist, & Radical Feminism: Women’s Oppression and Social Change 2.Intersectional Gender Analysis: Anti-Oppression Theory 3.Feminist Critiques of Official Multiculturalism 4.Feminist Perspectives on Islamophobia Ten Years After 9/11 5.Decolonizing Feminism: The legacy of Residential Schools 3 Theme 2: Gender, Race, Sexuality in Intimate Relations  How are relations of power reproduced & resisted through sexual/bodily relations? How might we de-naturalize gender, sexualities, and violence? 1.Making Sexualities – Guest Panel 2.Sexualized Violence Against Women 3.Trans-gender Challenges – Hershel Russell 4 Theme 3: Mapping connections: Personal to the Structural Building links between social movements? How to challenge gendered violence, neo
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