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2019-2020 Catalogue 
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WGSS 20400 - Transnational Feminisms

Course Credit: 1
TRANSNATIONAL FEMINISMS This course explores how feminism is understood throughout the world and examines struggles for women’s equality in both a historical and transnational perspective. It examines the relationship between feminisms in the Global North and the Global South, especially as efforts to empower women are impacted by nationalism, race, class and caste, religion, sexuality, and immigration. It also interrogates the complex process of globalization to understand why it is experienced differently based on gender as well as geographical location. Theoretical developments in transnational feminist and postcolonial theory and case studies of transnational feminist activism allow students to critically explore political movements to address intersecting inequities throughout the world. Prerequisite(s): WGSS 12000 [C, GE, HSS]