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Gender and Authority in African Societies

HIST 226
Fall 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 227
Course Cluster: African Studies

Gender and authority are central to everyday life and politics in Africa. In this course, we will study the history of political and domestic authority on the continent with special consideration for the ways in which gender and power intersect. These histories are diverse both in time and place. For this reason, this course will not present a single narrative of women, men, or gender in African history. Some of the major themes include political and economic power; spiritual authority; domestic politics, gender, and the division of labor; the impact of colonial rule and post-colonial politics. We will examine how women and men have grappled with these intricate social and political relations from the precolonial period into the postcolonial era.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-19-2014
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