HIST232 - WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST: A MODERN HISTORY

Description: 
How have women, as subjects, objects, and agents, shaped the history of the modern Middle East? Until relatively recently, the history of women in the Middle East was characterized in a two dimensional way – as objects in need of reform, or victimized subjects in need of saving. This course will examine a wide breadth of work from the past two decades that has worked to show the myriad and diverse ways in which women have impacted the history of this region in the modern era, and ask serious questions about what that means for our contemporary views on the region. Students will be introduced to cutting edge scholarship that mines previously ignored or unheard of sources on women’s history, and will be encouraged themselves to write and reflect on women’s history from many different vantages and lenses. The course will be organized around thematic concepts including labor history, urban history, reproductive politics, fashion and geopolitics.
Instructors: 
RYAN, JAMES
Day and Time: 
R 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 

COLLEGE HALL 311A

Activity: 
SEM
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