Presentation on theme: "Women and Latin America Introduction María Izquierdo, Mis Sobrinas, 1952."— Presentation transcript:
Women and Latin America Introduction María Izquierdo, Mis Sobrinas, 1952
Latin America: Includes: Caribbean Brazil English Speaking
Gender and Key Theorists What is Womens History? What is Gender History? Joan Kelly Joan W. Scott Judith Butler
Latin American Scholars on Women and Gender Asunción Lavrin Irene Silverblatt Anna Pescatello Linda Hall Sandra Lauderdale Graham Patricia Seed Mary Kay Vaughn Free Woman of Color and Her Slaves, Paramaribo, Surinam, 1839Pierre Jacques Benoit, Voyage a Surinam... cent dessins pris sur nature par l'auteur (Bruxelles, 1839), plate xiii, fig. 25. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)
New Questions: Women and Gender Social Cultural Political Criminal Sexuality Economical
Course Objectives 1. Understand, develop, and employ gender as an analytical tool 2. Demonstrate how gender is replicated, framed, and observed in Latin America 3. Examine the historical influence of gender and sexuality on the historical evolution of civilization, nationhood, identity, religion, ethnicity, politics, culture, and society 4. Investigate and criticize the complexities of power as its relates to gender and sexuality 5. Criticize and judge how power and the ability to define normal gender and sexual practices permeates history 6. Work in groups and individually on projects that interrogate the complexities of perverse, family, other, superior, inferior, dominant submissive. 7. Design a final project that reflects a sophisticated knowledge and awareness of the history of gender and sexuality in the Americas.