Making Feminist Sense of Global Politics and Economics
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Feminist perspectives have become increasingly central to our ideas about institutions, relationships, everyday life, and social justice. How do feminist perspectives shape our analysis of Global Politics and Economics? What would global struggles for political autonomy, food sovereignty, climate justice, and labor rights look like through the lens of gender analysis? And how have women of color been center-stage in building social movements that respond to the impacts of these issues on their communities?
Through our study of texts in feminist theory, cultural studies, history and political economy, we will explore global politics and economics, as well as transnational cultural currents as gendered sites. What does resistance to patriarchy look like across different cultural contexts? How are social justice and anti-imperialist resistance movements and narratives gendered? What are the roles and struggles of women and queers within liberation movements? How are indigenous women at the forefront of fighting against environmental racism?
In tandem with our studies of economic and feminist theory, we will read about the ways that communities have collectively contested historical oppression and exploitation, and look to feminist theory to envision a more just and equitable society.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
Government, education, international studies, public policy, community advocacy, foreign service, graduate school in cultural studies, gender studies, social science, history, law, and political economy
Credits per quarter
- Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
$ 150 for an overnight field trip, transportation, museum entrance fees.
Class Size: 50
Scheduled for: Day
Located in: Olympia