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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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SOCI 306 - Women’s Movements in Asia


1 unit(s)
(Same as ASIA 306  and WMST 306 ) This interdisciplinary course examines the reemergence of women’s movements in contemporary Asia by focusing on their cultural and historical contexts that go beyond the theory of “resource mobilization.” Drawing upon case studies from Korea, Japan, India, and China, it traces the rise of feminist consciousness and women’s movements at the turn of the twentieth century, and then analyzes the relationships between contemporary women’s movements and the following topics: nationalism, political democratization, capitalist industrialization, ambivalence toward modernization, and postmodern conditions. Seungsook Moon.

Not offered in 2017/18.

One 2-hour period.



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