This course will provide an introduction to the concrete legal contexts in which issues of gender and justice have been articulated, disputed, and hesitatingly and provisionally resolved. Readings will cover issues such as women and the legal profession, sexual harassment, sex role stereotyping, work/family conflict, marriage and alternatives to marriage, parenting, domestic violence, reproduction and pregnancy, rape, sex work and trafficking, gender and cultural equality, and international women's rights. Through these readings we will explore the multiple ways in which the law has contended with sexual difference, gender-based stereotypes, and the meaning of equality in domestic, transnational and international contexts. We will also discuss how feminist theorists have thought about sex, gender and sexuality in understanding and critiquing our legal system and its norms.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|K. Franke||MW 10:40 AM-12:00 PM||WJWH 103|
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