Sep 25, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WS 215 - Women’s Rebellion

Credits: 3

From hunger strikes to guerrilla warfare, women have challenged politics-as-usual as members and leaders of controversial and contentious politics. In this class, we will take a look at women-centered movements as well as women’s “double militancy” in other influential movements in the US and abroad. These will reveal women’s political activism on feminist and non-feminist issues alike: equal rights, reproductive policy, labor, democracy, nationalism, independence, war, etc. Familiarizing ourselves with theories of contentious activism and feminist politics, we will explore the gendered components of raucous political action. Are women more inclined to use nonviolence than men? Are states more likely to repress women than men. How do women use tropes of motherhood, fertility and closeness with nature, domesticity, femininity, etc. to gain attention for their causes? What happens to female revolutionaries after victory? These and other questions will animate our semester-long look at the fascinating phenomenon of women’s political rebellion.

Also Listed as: POL 215  

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