Lecture Summaries

Note: Lecture summaries are not available for all sessions.

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2 The roots of contemporary gender debates: The 19th century American women's rights movement Ses# 2 summary (PDF)
3-4 Interpreting classic women's rights documents: The Seneca Falls Convention and "The Declaration of Sentiments" (1848)

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5 Strategies for gender change: "Direct action voting"/civil disobedience; gender, race, and suffrage

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The case of Hester Vaughn (1868-69) (PDF)

6 Gender, race, and suffrage, continued. Ses# 6 summary (PDF)
7-8 Resistance or illness?: Discourses of women, medicine, and madness in 19th century America and beyond

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9 Beyond suffrage: The roots of the Second Wave of the American women's right's movement: World War II and postwar era Ses# 9 summary (PDF)
10-11 The second wave of women's rights activism - The new feminism (1963-present)

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12 Socialization and gender roles: Social constructionism vs. biological essentialism Ses # 12 summary (PDF)
13-14 Representation of women in advertising and popular visual media

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15 Socialization: Race, ethnicity, nationality and gender roles; gender and education Ses# 15 summary (PDF)
17 Crossing gender boundaries Ses# 17 summary (PDF)
19 Sexuality, contraception and reproductive choice Ses# 19 summary (PDF)
20 Gender and work Ses# 20 summary (PDF)