Department of Political Studies
Welfare; poverty; retraining; Canadian social policy
|Department: Political Studies||Term Available: Winter 2013||Instructors: Margaret Little|
POLS 843 is designed to give you an overview of globalization issues from a Gender and Politics perspective. Using Marxist, Feminist, Postmodern and Queer theories we will explore how the intensification of global markets affects everyday life. We will pay particular attention to how class, colonial, gender, race and sexual oppression occur through processes of globalization. It is impossible to cover all aspects of gender and globalization in one course. Therefore, we will explore how globalization affects five particular challenges that many women face throughout the world: work; food; sports; reproduction and sex tourism; queer citizenship and queer politics. Through these sites of struggle we will attempt to understand how these issues play out on both a global and local scale. Finally, we will examine the hopeful moments where we see feminist global solidarity politics at work.