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Spring 2012
Nov 22,2017
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The 2008 presidential race was a groundbreaking election that featured women prominently in both major political parties. Leading feminist author Gloria Steinem argued during that election that because of pervasive sexism, women are never front runners in political campaigns. This course explores Steinem's assertion by analyzing women's participation, or lack thereof, in American politics from colonial times through present day. Our goal is to explore how women's political engagement over time has highlighted cultural tensions related to motherhood, family life, sexuality, race, work, and the meaning of citizenship. We look at how several issue-based, feminist, and anti-feminist campaigns have impacted electoral politics. We end by discussing women's involvement in the historic 2008 presidential election--connecting the tensions it exposed to what we have studied over the semester and assessing what, if anything, that campaign portends for women's political future.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Gender & Sexuality

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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