מרצה: שירה וולוסקי
The last decades of the twentieth century witnessed a revolution in the status of women and ways of thinking about it. The questions thus opened about social roles, social construction, social justice, values and norms, gender definitions, remain pressing and urgent today. This course does not take any specific political position, but sets out to examine the way feminism–meaning the recognition of gender as a major historical category–has been pursued in several fields, and how doing so has altered those fields. We will also consider the implications of this revolution in paradigm for both theoretical study and concrete debates. We will read feminist philosophers including Jean Bethke Elshtein and Susan Okin; anthropologists Shirley and Edwin Ardener; psychologists beginning with Freud, then Nancy Chodorow.