Five College Consortium

Unthinking the Transnational

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Women, Gender, Sexuality

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UMass Amherst
This course is about the framework of transnational women's and gendered activisms and scholarship. We will survey the field of transnational feminist research and praxis, locating structures of power, practices of resistance, and the geographies of development at work in a range of theories and social movements. The course will not only examine the implementation of feminist politics and projects that have sought to ensure some measurable social, cultural, and economic changes, but also explore the ways conceptions of the `global' and `transnational' have informed these efforts. Students will have the opportunity to assess which of these practices can be applicable, transferable, and/or travel on a global scale. We will focus not only on the agency of individuals, but also on the impact on people's lives and their communities as they adopt strategies to improve material, social, cultural, and political conditions of their lives. Satisfies the Integrative Experience for BA-WoSt majors.

This class is open to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Seniors only. PreReq: WOMENSST 301 or 394H Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Juniors who meet the pre-requisites may seek permission from the instructor to enroll.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Unthinking the Transnational
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Alexandrina Deschamps

TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM