HI 3826 - Sex and Empire in Colonial India
World Group. Invites students to examine the popular, political and private representations of indigenous and foreign women who lived on the Indian subcontinent during the 19th and 20th centuries. Explores the gendered politics of empire building, studies the invention of women's "traditions" (both English and indigenous), the social construction of Victorian femininity and "motherhood," Indian women's organization, resistance, activism and agency, legislative efforts to regulate the sex lives of subaltern populations and the personal politics of reproduction and intervention of the colonial state. Emphasizes how political power and impressions of gender are shaped in an interconnected and interdependent world. Spring of odd years. (GACO)(WRCO)
*All course information is from the 2012-2013 Catalog.