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Spring 2012-2013
* SOC 310 / LAS 310 / GSS 312 (SA)  

Gender and Development in the Americas

Ana M. Goldani

This course examines gender as an integral component of socio-economic development in the United States and areas of Latin America. We give attention to processes of industrial restructuring on a global scale that have increased the participation of women in the labor force and transformed men's employment alternatives. The relationship between gender inequality and social order is a central focus. We give special attention to liberal and Marxian approaches in economics.

Sample reading list:
P. Fernandez-Kelly, "Making Sense of Gender in the World Economy..."
Gutmann, The Meanings of Macho
Sheper-Hughes, Death Without Weeping
Massey, American Apartheid
Kincaid & Portes, Comparative National Development...
Bourgois, In Search of Respect

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 260 pages of reading every week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Term Paper(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40152 L01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm M W   Friend Center   307   Enrolled:2 Limit:12
P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm M   Friend Center   305   Enrolled:0 Limit:6