Women's Movement in Latin America

Description: (Formerly numbered Labor and Workplace Studies M144.) (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M144 and Gender Studies M144.) Lecture, four hours. Course on women's movements and feminism in Latin America and Caribbean to examine diverse social movements and locations from which women have launched political and gender struggles. Discussion of forms of feminism and women's consciousness that have emerged out of indigenous rights movements, environmental struggles, labor movements, Christian-based communities, peasant and rural organizing, and new social movements that are concerned with race, sexuality, feminism, and human rights. Through comparative study of women's movements in diversity of political systems as well as national and transnational arenas, students gain understanding of historical contexts and political conditions that give rise to women's resistance, as well as major debates in field of study. P/NP or letter grading.

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