H2O Playlists, Feminism

Slave Systems of the Americas (Princeton University HIS 582, Spring 2004 - 2005)

12 min 53 sec ago
Readings on selected issues and problems in the history of African Americans since 1619. Topics include salvery, the slave trade, the formation of Black institutions, black nationalism, feminism, the Civil Rights movement, etc.

African-American Intellectual History (Princeton University AAS 390/HIS 481, Spring 2004 - 2005)

12 min 53 sec ago
An analysis of the principal currents in the thought of African Americans since 1829. The works of selected intellectuals will be examined with particular reference to Black nationalism, the construction of an identity, religious ideas, feminism, racism, Africa in the African American imagination, self determination, the struggles for social justice etc.

Cyberfeminism(s)

12 min 53 sec ago
Cyberfeminism is a curiosity of mine. It informed my thinking a lot from about 1999-2001, but then it seemed to fall off the radar, or at least lose its theoretical and political momentum. Is cyberfeminism now just part of the (albeit recent) intellectual history of feminist theory? What can account for its decline, if you agree that it has declined? Looking at some of those articles, you might notice that the rhetoric is a little overblown at times, and I think there were many who didn't take it seriously because of that.

Topics in the Study of Gender: Disciplined Bodies: Feminism, Femininity, and Power (Princeton University WOM 302, Fall 2004 - 2005)

12 min 53 sec ago
Is it possible for a woman to be feminine and powerful? Ambitious and domestic? A mother and a feminist? Modern society's uneasiness with female power engenders conflicted expectations of twenty-first-century women, made visible on their bodies. This course will explore the modern history of women's quest for power alongside shifting bodily ideals, analyzing social and religious prescriptions surrounding femininity, beauty, maternity, and sexuality. We will study classic and contemporary texts in feminist theory that bring issues of gender construction power, bodily discipline, and desire to the fore.

Gender in America: Colonial, Revolutionary, and Victorian Society (Princeton University HIS 384, Fall 2005 - 2006)

12 min 53 sec ago
This course explores changing patterns of manhood and womanhood in American society from the early modern through Victorian periods, with an emphasis on women's activity and gender politics. Topics include domestic and paid work, racial and class relations, family life, sexuality, feminism, and religious and social movements.

Contemporary Feminist Theory (Princeton University WOM 400, Fall 2005 - 2006)

12 min 53 sec ago
This course will address the question: What is feminism? Going back to the beginnings of contemporary feminist thought, it will proceed through the variety of feminist approaches that have marked the study of art, literature, cinema and popular culture, history, politics and society since the 1970's.

Gender in America: Colonial, Revolutionary, and Victorian Society (Princeton University HIS 384, Fall 2004 - 2005)

12 min 53 sec ago
This course explores changing patterns of manhood and womanhood in American society from the early modern through Victorian periods, with an emphasis on women's activity and gender politics. Topics include domestic and paid work, racial and class relations, family life, sexuality, feminism, and religious and social movements.

Special Topics in the History of Science: Topics in the History of Psychoanalysis (Princeton University HOS 599/HIS 599, Spring 2004 - 2005)

12 min 53 sec ago
Selected topics in the history of psychoanalysis: Freud and his followers; object relations; classical and revisionist analysis; feminist and other critiques; psychoanalysis and cultural criticism.

Approaches to the Study of Religion (Princeton University REL 222, Spring 2004 - 2005)

12 min 53 sec ago
This course surveys conceptions of religion that have been influential in the modern academy, and critically examines the theories of knowledge, interpretation, society, and culture associated with them. Among the approaches considered are Platonic philosophy, Augustinian theology, Enlightenment skepticism, Marxism, cultural anthropology, phenomenology, feminism, and Freudian psychology. Films by such directors as Bergman, Hitchcock, and Von Trier are used to illustrate the main issues covered. Two lectures, one precept, one screening.

Race, Culture, and Identity: African Americans in the 20th Century (Princeton University AAS 489/HIS 489, Spring 2004 - 2005)

12 min 53 sec ago
This course will explore how African Americans' ideas about race, culture, and identity have changed throughout the twentieth century, and how they are related to ideas about nation, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity. We will define concepts like modernity and post-modernity; we will explore anti-modern and post-modern aspects of African American society and make comparisons between the turn of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Key areas of inquiry include Jim Crow America, The Harlem Renaissance, African American/West Indian relationships, black feminism, mixed race identity, and the racial politics of contemporary America.