Connections 20091. Shoes, Shirtwaists and Sex: Women and Work Around the World
This is a two-course connection that links one course from the humanities with one course from the social sciences. Histories and cultures shape global processes and the various social movements that have arisen in opposition to the exploitation of sweatshop workers in the world economy, women and Third World media practitioners. Students in the connection will look at the breadth of our understanding of political consciousness as they are differently narrated in transnational feminist movements, the anti-sweatshop movement, and in the Third Cinema movement.