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WMST 242. Sex, Gender and Family during the Age of Empire. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Despite their brutally violent nature, European empires were imagined as families consisting of European colonials and their “native” subjects. This course examines widow burning; imperialism and motherhood; mixed race families; European children and their colonial caregivers; British feminism; matriarchy and Islam; sexuality and the imperial archive; and imperial violence. Crosslisted as IREL 242.