2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WGS 250 - Motherhood in a Transnational Context


This course explores the historical and current constructions of motherhood from an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective. It interrogates how women’s lives have been affected by these constructions across time and across cultural and national boundaries. It analyzes motherhood as an individual experience and also as a cultural and political formation that powerfully affects women’s lives, especially in regards to how race, class, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age and sexuality affect women’s experiences of mothering. Other topics of study include a history of reproductive rights in the US, mothers who migrate for work in the global economy, and Third Wave feminist perspectives on motherhood. Group III Writing Option, Diversity