Course reading (books available both at the bookstore and online):
Gail Collins, When Everything Changed, 9780316014045
Laura Kaplan, The Story of Jane, 1995, 0226424219
Additional online readings, noted below
Attendance (15) & participation (5). . 20%
Paper 1, due July 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20%
Paper 2, due July 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30%
Paper 3, due July 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30%
Day 1, July 5: Getting started: what is politics? What is a woman?
Day 2, July 6: Collins, Intro, chs. 1-3 <MDG Gender Chart> <K Crenshaw, Mapping the Margins>
Day 3, July 7: Collins, chs. 4-5, Crenshaw, cont.
Day 4, July 8: Collins, ch. 6, Crenshaw, cont.
Day 5, July 12: Collins, Crenshaw, cont. <Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder, The Activism of Bedouin Women> <M Korneta, Moving Mountains>
Day 6, July 13: <O Sasson-Levy, Feminism and Military Gender Practices> <LL Reif, Women in Latin American Guerrilla Movements> <UN Violence Against Women in Politics: Introduction, pp. 11-13; Background, pp. 14-26; Nature, Extent, Motive, and, Impact of VAWIP, pp. 40-73>
Day 7, July 14: Collins, chs. 7-8; Kaplan, Intro, chs. 1-5
Day 8, July 15: Kaplan, chs. 6-12 <UN, Trends in Maternal Mortality, pp.1-5, pp. 21-28>
Day 9, July 19: NO CLASS: Videos (links posted at CoursesandQuestions.com)
Day 10, July 20: Kaplan, chs. 13-16 <M Frye, Some Reflections on Separatism and Power>
Day 11, July 21: Kaplan, chs. 17-21 <A Badkhen, Baghdad Underground>
Day 12, July 22: Kaplan, chs. 22-27, Epilogue <M Ziegler, Women’s Rights on the Right>
Day 13, July 26 : Collins, ch. 9, Ziegler, cont. <T Bedi, Feminist Theory and the Right Wing> <R Schreiber, Constitutive Representation of Mothers: How Conservative Women Shape Maternal Interests>
Day 14, July 27: Collins, chs. 10-13 <UN A Fair Chance, chs. 1-2 (pp. 7-28)> <MN Htun, Women in Political Power in Latin America>
Day 15, July 28: Collins, ch. 14-15, Epilogue, Afterword
- UN, MDG Gender Chart, March 2014
- Kimberle Crenshaw, Mapping the Margins
- Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder, The Activism of Bedouin Women
- M Korneta, Moving Mountains
- Orna Sasson-Levy, Feminism and military gender practices [to read online/download, search “Orna Sasson-Levy, Feminism and military gender practices” in Google Scholar, then click on article]
- Linda L. Reif, Women in Latin American Guerrilla Movements [click on “Read Online (Free)”; will have to register with JStor]
- UN, Violence Against Women in Politics, 2014
- UN, Trends in Maternal Mortality
- Marilyn Frye, Some Reflections on Separatism and Power
- Ana Badkhen, Baghdad Underground
- Mary Ziegler, Women’s Rights on the Right
- Tarini Bedi, Feminist Theory and the Right Wing
- Ronnee Schreiber, Constitutive Representation of Mothers [click on “Download” or “Open PDF in Browser”]
- UN, A Fair Chance, 2003
- Mala N. Htun, Women in Political Power in Latin America
Pol 341: Paper Requirements
Essay 1, due July 12: biography of woman in politics, 4-5 pages
Essay 2, due July 20: questions about subject, in light of readings & class discussion, 7-8 pages
Essay 3, due July 28: questions about subject, in light of readings & class discussion, 7 pages
You will need to engage in scholarly research in order to complete all three of these papers.
Essay 1 (4-5 pages): This is a relatively straightforward piece, in which you choose a woman political actor (politician or activist) and write a biography of her. You may choose a woman from anywhere in the world and I recommend (but do not require) you choose someone from the 20th-21st century. Note as well that you do not have to agree with or like this person, and that you are writing a biography, not hagiography.
While you may do some analysis, this is largely a descriptive paper.
Essays 2 & 3 will build off of the required readings and classroom discussions; questions for each will be provided in class.
See Research and Writing for information on finding and citing sources