|LEC #||TOPICS||KEY DATES|
Review of course expectations and overview of the key questions of the course.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's A Midwife's Tale.
|3||The New Economics of the Family|
The 'New' Global Economy
Women's work: the care and cleaning of a society.
|One page discussion paper due in class|
Family Labor and the Standard of Living in the Industrial Revolution
Male/female wage gaps, capital accumulation and household welfare.
"His and Hers: Gender, Consumption and Household Accounting in 18th Century England." (Special lecture by Amanda Vickery)
Sponsored by the Sahin Lecture Series in the History Section and by the Program in Women's Studies.
|7||Continuity and/or Change Since the Middle Ages; or How did we Get Here?|
Asian Women's Work
The gendered division of labor in Late Imperial China.
|One page discussion paper due either this lecture or next depending on which subject you wish to write about|
Black Women's Work
The division of labor by gender and race in America.
|One page discussion paper due if you did not do it for lecture 8|
|10||Use class time to work on individual research projects. Students should also schedule individual appointment times with me during the preceding week to discuss the topic for your project.||Annotated bibliography for final research paper due five days after lecture 10|
|11||Gender, Class and Networks of Care|
The Problem of Reproduction in an Early Modern Economy
Reproductive technologies in Late Imperial China.
The Problem of Reproduction in the Present
The connection between reproduction and inequality in the labor market.
|Final papers due six days after lecture 13|