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Spring 2022 Political Science BC3035 section 001
Feminist Political Thought

Call Number 00489
Day & Time
TR 11:40am-12:55pm
903 Altschul Hall (Barnard)
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alyssa Battistoni
Course Description Feminism is often recognized as a political movement. But is there a feminist way of thinking about politics? In this course, we’ll investigate the core premises, provocations, proposals, and tensions of feminism as they relate to specifically political problems, focusing particularly on feminist political thought as it developed in the twentieth century. Who is the subject of feminist politics? What is the meaning of “difference,” and how can—or should—feminists seek to organize across it? What are appropriate topics for politics, and what should remain private? Is the family a space for politics? The household? The body? How much of the personal can, and should, be made political? Are there feminist ways of doing politics? We will consider these questions with reference to texts from both feminist activists and feminist scholars.
Web Site Vergil
Department Political Science @Barnard
Enrollment 29 students (30 max) as of 5:34PM Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Subject Political Science
Number BC3035
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20221POLS3035X001

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