Global Feminisms: Competing Visions, Varying Histories - ARTS2900

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

Equivalent: HIST2721

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Women's and Gender Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: History

This course considers the nature and impact of feminism over the past century with an emphasis both on differences around the world in struggles for women’s rights and differences in feminist strategies and visions of the future. Feminism/s have long been differentiated, for example, by whether they utilize liberal/reformist or ‘revolutionary’ methods (as in Leftist and post-1960s western ‘radical’ feminism); and these varying styles still resonate in contemporary feminisms such as ‘postcolonial/ Third World’ and also ecological feminisms.

Topics in the course include: women’s suffrage; Leftist feminisms; Women’s Liberation and the Sexual Revolution; lesbian feminisms, from ‘radical’ to ‘queer’; ‘control of our bodies’ or the right to contraception and abortion, and struggle against involuntary sterilization, as well as rights connected with new reproductive technologies; violence against women; women and development; women/gender and nationalism; feminists on religion; ecofeminism; and feminism in popular culture (eg., theatre, Fantasy/Science Fiction writing, and pop/rock music).

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