GWS340 - Global Feminisms
Development of Global feminist movement(s), identifies challenges, and explores the impact of engaging a transnational perspective in understanding and addressing women's issues across cultures. Examines extent to which the empowerment of women is demonstrated through multiplicity of meaning women give to their actions and life experiences in a global context.
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Goals and Diversity
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Acquire a thorough understanding of the principles underlying the global feminist movement(s); its diversity, its complexity, and its contested nature and meanings within the global context.
Understand the similarities, difference, and seeming divide between western feminisms and transnational feminisms (first world and third world) and articulate the problematics of such relationships based on the politics of representation of women in different geographical areas of the world.
Identify and articulate issues, concerns, and challenges that have constituted the global feminist agenda in the past three decades and infer what should be in the global feminist agenda for the 21st Century.
Use the transnational feminist framework to critique the role of IMF, World Bank, and globalization of the world market in the development of gendered paradoxes of survival in the third world countries.