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Contemporary Debates: Women and Right-Wing Populism

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-407  |  Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-400

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Faculty

Amrita Basu (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as SWAG 400 and POSC 407 [SC]) The topic will vary from year to year. A student may take this course more than once, providing only that the topic is not the same.  In fall 2017 this seminar will explore the consequences of neoliberalism, cultural conservatism, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiments for women of different social and economic strata as well as women’s divergent political responses. Why have some women become prominent right wing leaders and activists while others have allied with leftist, anti-racist, and other progressive forces to fight for the rights of women and other marginalized groups? How have transnational forces influenced both forms of women’s activism? To what extent are there cross-national similarities in the impact of the far right surge on women, gender and sexuality? The seminar will draw on examples from many different regions of the world, with particular attention to India and the U.S. There will be a final research paper for this course.

Limited to 18 students. Not open to first-year students. Fall semester. Professor Basu.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to SWAGS and Political Science majors.

Cost: 0 ?

Keywords

Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Research, Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017