POLITICAL SCIENCE 30105 II, 1976-77
C y Office Hlrs. : 0Ion., 1030-noon, Thursl-215
SEX & CLASS IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
This course explores the position of women and men in society from
several perspectives: the CULTURAL, male and female status in preindus-
trial and in technological society; the ECONOULIC, how women and men fare
under different economic systems; the PSYCH-OLOGIC AL, inter- personal
relations between the sexes, and the POLITICAL:, female and n.ae parti-
cipation at the conm:iand echelons of various societies. Tee also
a LITERARY dimension to the course, the exploration of' tereotvypes a.c -
archtypes of the sexes in a novel of your own selection.
WEEK & DATES t1pis & readings
1, Jan. 26- Introduction to the Course: Woen's jSituaeton in ,ale
Jan. 27 ee An
L[ote: Booklist is attached] [* indicates xerox that will
be passed out in class; ** indicates course text]
** Zimbalist Rosaldo, "Women, Culture and Society: A
Theoretical Overview," in Rosaldo and Lamphere.
Chaney, "The Inferior Role of Women in Public Lifee
Some Theoretical Speculations," book ma script
on reserve in library.
Nash, June, "A Critique of Social Sciene Roles in
Latin America," in Nash and Safa.
This week we also each will choose a novel to critiques one of
the following is strongly recommended (remember, we will be
looking at the novel from the point of view of how the author
treats a woman as the central character, not from [necessarily]
a literary standpoint.): Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bown, Charlotte
Bronte. Willa Cather, Colette, Isaak Dinesen, ,argaret Drabble,
George Eilot, Edna Ferber, Elizabeth Gaskell, Rumer Godden, Lois
Gould, Joanne Greenberg, Shirley Jackson, Rona Jaffe, Ruth
Prawer Jhabvala, Vidette Leduc, Doris Lessing, Alison Lurie, 1ary
!cCarthy, Iris E'urdoch, Joyce Carol Uates, Flannery O'Connor,
l.arge Piercy, Jean Rhys, Iay Sarton, tiuriel Spark, Gertrude Stein,
Vita Saclkville-West, Edith Wharton or Virginia Woolf.
2, Jan. 31, Archtypes and Stereiot2ies._The Treatmrent of Women in
Feb. 3 terature and the Social Sciences
This week we will discuss the Rosaldo, Chaney and Nash articles;
on Thursday (and on the following two Thursdays also), your
3. Feb. 7- Women in Preindustrial Societies
Ortner and Bamberger articles from the Rosaldo/Lamphere
volume; also review Rosaldo introduction
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Women in Other Cultures
Hoffer (Sierre Leone), O'Laughlin (Tschad), Paul
Guatemala) and Wolf (China.) articles from Rosalde/
Lamphere volume. Women in Latin America, Chaney
manuscript (on reserve), Chapter 2, pp. 34-80.
For those who would like to do more reading, works
by 1.vead., S:..-:1.. and Chifias are recommended (see lis't
50 Feb. 23,
Chodorow article in Rosaldo/Lamphere volume- probably.
we will have a guest speakca r this wveel
6,r~;Nauzrr~-unr ~Lu~~ MMeb..~r~ir I 28inQ~~~r^n~urqu. -rrrsr~.y
6t t-. 28,
Chaney and Schmink, "Women and Modernization: Access
to Tools," in Nash and Safa volume.
Reids Elizabeth, "'Women at a Standstill: the Need for
70. March 7~ How Womaen Adjustjbadness and medicine
Chesler volume? Ehrenreich and English pamphlet
'i, ... Pers'ect .,e
8 M4r. 21: Woman and Work in Cross-Cultural Persective
Seifer pamphlet; de Jesus paperback
8,~~ _~ 21,--orrs Woman and Work in .uu;nrauu u
9, Kiar. 28,
10, Apr. 4,
12, Apr. 18,
W~omeh h pia"thea Churac' /in jel; ion in Other Culture
.,'cGrath paperback; also recommended, Daly volume (see list)
omen- in Politics: a Global Peras .tive
Sanday article in the Rosaldo/Lamphere book; Chaney
article in Pescatello volume (see list)3 Newland,
Women in Politics in the United States
Freeman books Good and Reid pamphlet
Love, Sex and Sex Roles
4, Feb. 14-7
WomRen in Industrial Society
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13t, Apr. 25, The Liberated Lan
14. 1ay 2, Womnen in Transitiont: Cubat.China, Soviet Union Eupe,
rMay 5 Chlei
Material to be assigned
[The:e is a non-prejudicial midterm exam in this course -- i.e., your
grade is stored to bring up a final mark if it is a "B" or above;
it is forgotten if it is below a "B". kidterm examination is sche-
duled for Thursday, 1'arch 10. Final examination (tentative) is
scheduled for Wednesday,, ,ay 18.,
READING LIST (in order of use)
Notes All of the books on this list are available at WOi booksOOK,
Corner Amsterdam and 92nd St. [IRT #il to 96th and Brcadway;
IND D or A train to 59th, transfer to #l].~ The Rosaldo/
Lamphere volume and the Freeman books are available at the
Fordham Book Exchange, Decatur Ave. at W4e4er.
Zimbalist Rosaldo, Miichelle and Louise Lamphere, Woman, Culture and
Socie.tj (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1974 ~~ P
Chaney, Elsa8 Sy prmadre: Women in Politics in latin America (on re-
serve, library, yped mss.T"
Nash, June, "A Critique of Social Science Roles in Latin Amiericaf" in
June Nash and Helen Icken Safa, Sex and Class in Latin America
(Eew York: Praeger, 1976): 1-21. Xirox-prov~dedrr
Lead,. I.largaret, viale and Female. A Study of the Sexes in a Changirg
World (New York: William f1orrow., 197. Recoinmended only
Siskind(, Janet, To iunt in the i4orninp (New York: OXford rUniversity
Press 19'73T Recoxmmended, only.
(b"aneyp Elsa and Iiarianne Schmink,, "TWomen and f'odernization: Access
1,t Tools ," in June Nash and Helen Icken. afa,, Sex and Class -in
L tirn Akmirica (New York: Praeger, 1~76 176 .60-2. Xerox provided.
....ic,,'lnt a'e Jt omen at a Standstill: the 'ee. for Radical Change,"
in 'W Loen Workers and Society (Geneva: International Labour Office,
97'~.: !-25. Xerox provided.
hesler, Phyllis. o..omen an.d 1M.ad.ss. Nei, Yo rk: Avon,. 1972. Womansbooks
.:n "c-o:; ch. Barbara and Dei dre'Enj~is Witch 1Vihs. midwives and Nursest
A -ip.,o. 0 WJomeon ,ealcrs (Old West5ury, N..Y.-S F'-eminisT press,
Seifer', Nancy, Absent froi the iajor'ity: WorkinrC Class Women in America.
(New York: American Jewish Committee, 1973. Womanbooks
I'cGrath, Sister A.. ioen and, The Church (New Yorkt Image Books, 1976).
de Jesus, Carolina Clarfa, Child of the D.ark.(New York: lkLentor, 1962).
Dal M ary. The Church and the Second Sex (2nd ed.) (New Yorkh Harper,
Caney, Elsa "Wcmen in Latin American Politics," in Anne Pescatello,
ed. Female and Kae in in America (Pittsburgh; University of
Pittsburgh Press, 1973): 103-39. On re-se rve n library
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Newland., Kathleen, "Women in Politics: A Glo.bal review (ashingto'n
D.C. : Worldwatch I.nstitute, 1975). Ptei) -ihet *to be provided.
Freeman, Jo, The Politics of Women' s, Lib eraition (I'w York : David
kcKay, 1975) FBE
Safilios-Rothschild, Constantina. Love. Sex and.iTO Sex Roles. (Englewood
Cliffs, New Jersey:. Prontice--Ha.l, 1977 )
Farrell, Warren, hLiberateda. (": ok Barntau, 17