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Women, Children & 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.

Degree requirement — Critical Perspectives: S

1 unit


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2022 Block 8 Women, Children & Men: Families in Historical Perspective TBA 25 / 25 11/15/2021
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