HIST7346: Gender in History: Feminist Movements in Comparative Perspective
Dr Clare Makepace
The course shall introduce students into the history of women’s / feminist movements in various countries and their main issues, from around 1800 to the present. Those issues were citizenship, suffrage, work, reproductive rights, education, war and peace, etc. The course aims at an understanding of how the various movements differed, what they had and have in common.
1. What is gender history?
2. Rights of women, rights of men (18th/19th c.)
3. Feminist movements in Britain: Key issues and suffrage
4. Feminist movements (19th, early 20th c.): Internationalism, war and peace
5. Feminist movements (19th, 20th c.): Case studies
6. Equal work – equal pay?
7. Prostitution and morality
8. The body and reproductive rights
9. Who wrote it? Identifying classic texts
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