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DHIS 1865A - Gender and Ethnicity in Social Movements, France and the US since 1945

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

Mobilisation on the basis of gender or ethnicity is more commonly found in the United States. Social movements in France are usually articulated around social issues. Yet, the movement for the defence of the rights of immigrants and the feminist movement have been constant features of the French social struggles. This class uses the comparative perspective with the US to highlight the specificity of articulating claims on the basis of gender or ethnicity, in both the US and France. It will review successively the Civil Rights Movement in the US, the Chicano movement, anti-colonial struggles, student movements in France and the US, radicalism, black power, feminist movements and immigrant movements. It will cover a period from 1945 until today.

Teachers

ESCAFRE, Angéline A. (Maître de conférences)

Pedagogical format

The class alternates between lectures and discussion on the assigned readings. The final research paper in on a topic of the student's choice and requires to make additional readings and personal research.

Course validation

The final grade for this class is based on in-class participation (20%), one oral presentation (20%), one mid-term paper (20%) and one research paper (40%). Students are expected to complete all assigned reading prior to class meeting (an average of 60 pages/week)

Workload

Students are expected to complete all assigned reading prior to class meeting.

Required reading

  • Carson, Clayborn, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakegnin of the 1960s, Harvard University Press, 1981.
  • Collier-Thomas, Betty, and V.P. Franklin, Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement, New York: New York University Press.
  • Duchen, Claire, Feminism in France : From May '68 to Mitterrand, London, Routledge, 1986
  • Gordon, Daniel, Immigrants and Intellectuals: May 68 and the rise of anti-racism in France, Merlin Press, 2012

Additional required reading

  • B. Collier-Thomas, V.P. Franklin, Sisters in the Struggle, African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement, New York: New York University Press
  • Todd Shepard, The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France, Ithaca: Cornell University Press 2006
  • Joy James (ed.), The Angela Y. Davis Reader, Blackwell, 1998
  • Ian Haney Lopez, Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice, Harvard University Press, 2004