MAS 160: Gender and Sexuality (01)

Time: Wednesday, 6:00-8:45 pm

Location: BBC 124


The course examines gender and sex role socialization in Mexican American Communities. Analysis is imbedded in an examination of the legacy of colonization and the introduction of Christian religion, European patriarchal constructs, and their implication on issues of power, self consciousness, and traditions. This course begins from the premise that all societies and cultural groups are shaped by patriarchal forces. In the Chicana/o U.S. experience processes of racialization and class relations also influence the particular patriarchal relations that affect women and men in their everyday lives. Syllabus available the first day of class. Go to CANVAS for complete class materials.

Course Textbooks & Readings

Chavez-Garcia, Miroslava. Negotiating Conquest: Gender and Power in California, 1770's-1880s. Tucson, University of Arizona Press. 2004. Blackwell, Maylei. Chicana Power! Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 2011. Limon, Graciela. Song of the Hummingbird. Houston, TX: Arte Publico Press. 1996. Articles and book chapters will be available using permalinks to library holdings on CANVAS. Our class communication will take place in CANVAS.

Course Documents