WGS.220 Women and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa


Class Info

Provides an overview of key issues and themes in the study of women and gender relations in the Middle East and North Africa. Includes readings from a variety of disciplines, e.g., history, anthropology, sociology, literature, religious studies, and media studies. Addresses themes such as the relationship between the concepts of nation and gender; women's citizenship; Middle Eastern women's activism and the involvement of their Western "sisters" to this movement; gendered interpretations of the Qur'an and the example of the Prophet Muhammad; and the three H's of Orientalism (hijab, harem, and hamam).

This class has no prerequisites.

WGS.220 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by L. Eckmekcioglu.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Fridays in 4-144.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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