Transnational Feminist Theories
SWG 381 - Transnational Feminist Theories3 hours We live in a globalized world. Our lives are integrated by economies, mass media, and policies. With all we have in common there is much that divides us. We are all citizens of the world but we are situated in different positions- we have different values, priorities, and analyses. Transnational feminism engages the similarities, differences, and contradictions to create a theoretical framework for social change across genders, sexualities, race and ethnicities, social classes, regions, and nations. Framed by critiques of “universal sisterhood” launched by women of color and feminists from the Global South, this course challenges the conventional Western story of feminism. As we analyze the workings of power and gender in different cultural contexts and within international feminist discourse, we will also focus on the creative cultural practices women use to negotiate their lives and consider various challenges and strategies of transnational feminist projects.Listed also as SOC 381
Prerequisite(s): SOC 230 or SWG 200 or consent of instructor.This course will satisfy the multicultural core requirement.