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HIST 4123-01: Gender, Sex, & Power in Ottoman & British Empires


Gender Theory

In this course, we will utilize the concept of gender as an analytical tool within the history of empires. We will cover gender theory, the construction of gender identity (male and female), sexuality, power, politics, and culture. To understand how gende

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    Anthologies and Readers

    Feminist Epistemologies

    Feminism (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 2013 TEDxEuston talk "We should all be feminists."

    Feminism, Identity, and the Third World (Uma Narayan)

    Feminism and Blackness (bell hooks)

    bell hooks at The New School in 2014 with "Are You Still a Slave? Liberating the Black Female Body."

    Feminism and the Decolonial (Talpade Mohanty)

    Interview with Chandra Talpade Mohanty from 2019 with VIDC on "feminist activism and solidarity across borders."

    Feminism and the Second Sex (Simone de Beauvoir)

    Clips of Simone de Beauvoir from a 1967 interview discussing feminism and the Second Sex.

    Feminism and Sociobiology (Donna Haraway)

    Donna Haraway in 2017 at the SAn Francisco Art Institute on "Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene."

    Feminism and the Subaltern (Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak)

    The The Beatrice Bain Research Group's Annual Keynote Talk with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak on "Situating Feminism" from 2010.

    Feminism, Gender, and Racism (Angela Davis)

    Angela Davis in 2018 interview with Channel 4 News on feminism, communism and being a Black Panther during the civil rights movement.

    Gender Difference (Luce Irigaray)

    Gender Variability (Jack Halberstam)

    Jack Halberstam's 2017 talk "Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Guide to Gender Variance"

    Gender as a Category of Analysis (Joan W. Scott)

    Joan Wallach Scott's 2013 talk at the WoodrowWilsonCenter on "Secularism and Gender Equality."


    Gender as Performance (Judith Butler)

    Judith Butler briefly describing how "Your Behavior Creates Your Gender" in 2011.

    Gender in an African Sense (Oyèrónḱẹ Oyěwùmí)

    Conversation at Rhodes University with Prof Magubane and Prof Oyèrónḱẹ Oyěwùmí on "Gender and Motherhood" on 21 June 2016.

    Intersectionality (Kimberlé Crenshaw)

    Kimberlé Crenshaw's 2016 WOW keynote "On Intersectionality."

    Queerness as Borderland (Gloria Anzaldúa)

    Queerness and the Closet (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick)

    Gender and the Media (Rosalind Gill)

    Queerness and Trans Identity (Riki Wilchins)

    The 2009 "The MANgina Monologues (A One Trans Show)" starring Riki Wilchins from 2009.

    Masculinities (Todd W. Reeser)

    Sex (Michel Foucault)