Women, Children and Men: Families in Historical Perspective

This course treats gender roles and family life throughout the European past, with comparative attention to families of other historical cultures and to relationships within non-human primate communities. It emphasizes the historical agency of women and children generally elided from traditional master narratives of Western Civilization, demonstrating how feminist and ethnohistorical approaches can reveal their experience. Course materials will include historiographical and anthropological literature as well as primary documents, literary works and visual sources. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. Meets the Equity and Power: EPG requirement. (Not offered 2023-24).

Degree requirement — Critical Perspectives: S

1 unit


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2022 Block 3 Women, Children and Men: Families in Historical Perspective Carol Neel Palmer Hall 217 25 / 25 06/04/2023
Spring 2023 Block 8 Women, Children & Men: Carol Neel Palmer Hall 233A 25 / 11 06/04/2023
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