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Critical Feminist Studies - Web Paper # 2

Welcome to Critical Feminist Studies, a course offered at Bryn Mawr College in Fall 2008. Ten weeks into the semester, students are writing about the gender-related issues that interest them most in one particular site in the world. They been asked to report on how gender is being represented @ that site, how those representations might be altered, and what interventions are needed. These are projects that look @ the "salience of social location," that ground their theorizing about how gender is operating in a specific history and culture, and that attend to the social conditions that produced those operations.

Take a look around, and feel warmly welcome to respond in the comment area available at the end of each paper. What strikes, intrigues, puzzles you...what, among your reactions, might be of interest or use to the writer, or others in the class, or others who--exploring the internet--might be in search of a thoughtful conversation about the shape and sound of feminism around the world today?