ANT 334 Comparative Feminisms

Beginning with the understanding that there is no one feminism but rather multiple definitions, schools of thought and practices, the course will explore and analyze feminisms through a comparative lens. In the first part of the course, we will consider the historical evolution of feminism within the United States from the 19th to 21st centuries. In addition, we will analyze and compare the varied schools of US feminist thought such as liberal, radical, Marxist, care-focused, ecofeminism, existentialist, Women of Color feminisms and Queer feminisms. In the second part of the course, we will explore and compare feminist movements with particular attention to South Africa, India, China, Brazil, Palestine and Maghreb. Finally, we will read an ethnography in order to more deeply consider the complicated lived experience of feminist thought and practice.