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Feminist London: Activism in the City Global Business Consulting Program Fall 2024 Semester - London

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Feminist London: Activism in the City

Feminist London: Activism in the City Course Overview

OVERVIEW

CEA CAPA Partner Institution: CEA CAPA London Center
Location: London, ENGLAND
Primary Subject Area: Gender Studies
Other Subject Area: Sociology
Instruction in: English
Course Code: GEN336
Transcript Source: University of New Haven
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Prerequisites: One 200 level sociology course or two 100 level sociology course

DESCRIPTION

This course investigates the relationship between feminism and London: how feminists drew their inspiration from its slums, alleyways, and workplaces; its markets and marketplaces; its domestic spaces; its artistic hubs; and its private members-only clubs. Focusing on the period from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, it examines both individual activists and writers as diverse as Mary Wollstonecraft, Annie Besant, Olive Morris, and Bernardine Evaristo, as well as collective campaigns around issues such as workers' rights, birth control, and racial discrimination to chart the ways in which feminists appropriated the terrain of urban space to advance their appeals for equality. Topics explored include: women's writing, sexuality, consumerism, class dynamics, campaigns for political rights and representation, fashion and style, imperialism and its legacies, feminism and popular culture, Black & Asian feminisms, and the impact of social media upon feminist activism and discourse.

Course is cross-listed with SOC336.

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