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  Dec 11, 2017
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 148 PZ -Gender in African History

Institution: Pitzer

Description: Drawing on diverse historical case studies, life histories, biography, and film, this course examines the broad topic of gender in Africa through such themes as power and gendered rituals of transformation; slavery and the impact of trans-continental slave trades; colonial encounters; European constructions of black female sexuality; changes in African marriage practices and the meaning of marriage; same-sex relationships and homophobia; work, culture, and migrancy; women’s bodies and intimate colonial interventions- medical and moral; ethnicity and nationalism; poverty, famine, and the environment; and the social context of HIV/AIDS, its spread, and its prevention. The course will also discuss whether the application of western categories of gender is useful for understanding and analyzing the experiences of African men and women.

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.

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