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Gender in the Middle East: Iran, Turkey, and Egypt (ANTHRO 181A)

Requirements: 
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
181A
Subject: 
FEMGEN

This course explores the construction of gender in the Middle East. Drawing on the historical, sociological and anthropological research in the region, the course aims to question the stereotypes about the subordination of Muslim women and to offer students a systematic reading and analytical discussion of the political, economic and cultural structures that inform gender relations and practices in the region. The course starts with an examination of early Islam and religious sources with regard to women¿s status, then moves on to nationalist and modernization movements in the 19th and 20th centuries, and finally explores women¿s and men¿s lives in contemporary Egypt, Turkey and Iran. In this framework, we will pay special attention to Islamist mobilizations, family and sexual relations, as well as women's changing livelihoods and labor.

Course ID: 
211 334
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit

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