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2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GSWS 313 - Gender and Postcoloniality

Credits: (3)
This course focuses on gender and power relationships in discussing: the imposition of European normative values and ideologies within colonial contexts; European identities and normativity as a dynamic and ever emerging process between the metropole and colony; indigenous resistance to European enculturation; indigenous norms, values and ideologies; and the postcolonial legacies of these processes. The course provides critical analysis of European employment of enlightenment thought and emerging ideas on race to justify colonial expansion and oppression. Students will critically examine the historical and ideological claims to legitimacy and power within contemporary nations. Have colonial tools of oppression been employed by nations to maintain gender hierarchies and privilege? This course is discussion intensive.
Cross-listed with: ANTH 313