Dec 02, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 362 - Women in Asian Traditions

4 credits
This course critically examines traditional definitions of gender and the ways women both enact and challenge such definitions in the present day in Asia, through our reading of contemporary ethnographic (field research) studies on women and religion.  The methodology of the course is to examine ways in which cultural history is both affirmed and changed in the present, through study of scholarly theories of intersections between the academic disciplines of history, ethnography and history of religions.  We perform gender analysis to contrast women’s social agency in past present in order to situate the opportunities they have to participate in the shaping of tradition today, and to examine ways in which contemporary women are actively and authoritatively redefining tradition to shape their every day lives in social and political context, engaging traditional cultural values in new definitions of rights and ways of acting in society.  The world region/s of focus - South Asia, Southeast Asia, and/or East Asia - will vary by offering. Same as WGST 363 . CLA-Diversity International, CLA-Writing Intensive



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