2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog
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SOC 157 PZ -Gender in American Society


Institution: Pitzer

Description: Media, family, and racial/ethnic identity are just some of the ways in which gender expressions are influenced and countered by American culture in the U.S. By examining various works and debates by scholars and writers (including journalists and activists) who speak of their experiences as well as those who study gender’s impact on society, we will wrestle with and think critically about gender and how social constructs such as respectability politics, gendered expectation within workplaces, racism, transphobia, and heterosexism influence and counter gender expressions. Additionally, we’ll examine how emotions like anger are regarded, lived experiences of nonbinary and binary people, the relationship between identity and politics, and social change as well as conflicts within feminist circles as described by Roxane Gay, Brittney Cooper, Bell Hooks, Patricia Hill Collins, Tressie McMillan-Cottom, and Rebecca Solnit.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 001 PZ or Intro to Women’s Studies (GWS 026 PO) Please also check the current course schedule for requirements.

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