WGST 3328 Women, War, and Peace

3 hours 3 credits

An interdisciplinary study of women's relationship to war, peace and militarism, including the theoretical debate over women as "essentially" maternal and therefore more pacifistic. Women's roles within the military and militarized societies Military policy depends upon notions of masculinity and femininity. Relationship between war, militarism, gender inequality and racism. Similarity and differences between personal violence against women (rape, battering) and state organized and supported violence. Relationship between feminism and peace activism.

Prerequisite: Women's or Gender Studies 1001 [12], or permission of the program coordinator.


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