GENDER & CITIZENSHIP IN EUROPE
This Study Abroad course analyses womenâs claims for citizenship throughout twentieth and early twenty-first century Europe from a variety of perspectives. By 1945, the majority of women in Europe had been enfranchised, yet as women demanded to exercise the rights of citizenship, they frequently faced limitations upon their rights as citizens based on gender. This course charts the ways in which women have adapted to and attempted to challenge the ideological, political and material conditions of citizenship in modern Europe. Topics to be examined include: women's political activism; citizenship and warfare; consumer citizenship; sexuality and reproductive rights; and citizenship within the context of multicultural society. Classes are arranged both chronologically and thematically, and will combine contextual lectures, seminars, and presentations in order to facilitate discussion. The course is organized around three key themes: Women, Regulation and the State; Gender Discourses; and Citizenship and Womenâs Activism. Each of these themes is designed to allow students to engage with a wide array of historical and contemporary sources including: personal narratives, political essays, representations of women in art, fiction, and the contemporary media, and a variety of field studies based in London.