Reading Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (subject to change)


jan 19 Introduction to Class


Discussion of feminist reflection paper assignment. 


jan 24 Introduction to Blogging and Digital Media 


Training Workshop on how to blog and tweet in the Rachel Raimist Feminist Media Center (Ford 468). 


Reading:

  • Review my blog entry for class: How to blog, a primer

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/puot0002/fd2011/2011/01/how-to-blog-a-primer.html

  • Browse through our course blog and the course blog for last year's class

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/puot0002/fd2011

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/puot0002/3004

  • Twitter Tales

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/puot0002/femped2010/2010/12/work-in-progress--twitter-tips.html 


jan 26 More on Blogging and Digital Media


Reading:

  • Puotinen, Sara. "Using Blogs in the Feminist Classroom"

http://trouble.room34.com/archives/3477 

  • Puotinen, Sara and Kandace Creel Falcón. "Teaching with Blogs and Blogging While Teaching"
  • Puotinen, Sara. "Why Blog?"

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/puot0002/3004/2010/01/why-blog.html


Distribute and discuss Blog Assignments.


jan 31 Feminism, Mass-based Education and Social Media


Readings:

  • hooks, bell. Excerpts from Feminism is for Everybody
  • hooks, bell. Watch youtube clips from bell hooks
  • Browse Incite! Women of Color Against Violence Website and Blog

http://www.incite-national.org 

  • Browse Tweeting Feminists (if time, try listening to some podcasts here too)

http://tweetingfeminists.posterous.com

  • Gladwell, Malcolm. "Why the Revolution Won't Be Tweeted"

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/04/101004fa_fact_gladwell


Optional:

  • Digiactive guide for Twitter

http://www.digiactive.org/2009/04/13/twitter_guide 


Distribute and discuss "State of the Issue" essay assignment. Sign-up for topics.


feb 2 Feminisms and Curiosity


Readings:

  • Enloe, Cynthia. "Being Curious about our Lack of Feminist Curiosity"
  • Puotinen, Sara. "Why did we stop asking questions?"

http://trouble.room34.com/archives/3182

  • Overview of category: This is a feminist issue because...
  1. First entry/explanation: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/puot0002/3004/2010/01/this-is-a-feminist-issue-becausehaiti-earthquake.html
  2. Browse category: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/puot0002/3004/this-is-a-feminist-issue-because


DUE: Feminist reflection paper 


feb 7   Feminisms and Discord 


Readings:  

feb 9 Ruth Wilson Gilmore 


Readings

  • Gilmore, Ruth Wilson. Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (Introduction, The Prison Fix, What is to be Done)

ISSUE ONE: REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND CHOICE


feb 14 Reproductive Rights: Some Background


Readings:


FILM: The Pill


feb 16 Fighting for rights, but at what cost?


Readings:

  • Roberts, Dorothy. Excerpt from "The Dark Side of Birth Control" 
  • Briggs, Laura. Excerpt from "Discourses of 'Forced Sterilizations' in Puerto Rico" 

feb 21    Class cancelled due to snow


feb 23 Reproductive Rights: What is choice? Who gets to choose? What choices?


Readings:

  • Ross, Loretta J. "The Color of Choice" 
  • Crews, Allison. "And So I Chose" also available on WebVista
  • Sayce, Liz and Rachel Perkins. "They should not breed: Feminism, disability and reproductive rights" 
  • "Language: On choice"
  • Smith, Andrea. "Beyond Pro-Choice Versus Pro-Life: Women of Color and Reproductive Justice"

feb 28   On Choice, continued...


Readings:

march 2 Peer Review/(almost) midterm check-in


ISSUE TWO: LABOR AND LIBERATION


march 7 Liberation from Housework?


Readings:

  • Friedan, Betty. "The Problem That Has No Name" 
  • Syfers, Judy. "Why I Want a Wife" 

http://www.verge.demon.co.uk/kerb/wantwife.htm

  • Ehrenreich, Barbara.  Excerpt from "Maid to Order"
  • Bose, Christine E. "The Interconnections of Paid and Unpaid Domestic Work"

http://www.barnard.edu/sfonline/work/bose_01.htm


march 9 The Nanny Problem


Readings:

  • Tronto, Joan. "The Nanny Problem" 


march 14/16 SPRING BREAK


march 21 Workers continued...


Readings:

march 23   Domestic workers and invisible labor


film: Maid in America


march 28 Workers as agents, not victims


Readings:

march 30 Wrap up, reflection, strategizing


ISSUE THREE: FAMILIES, VALUES AND FEMINIST MOVEMENT


april 4 Family Values: Some Background


Readings:

  • Collins, Patricia Hill. "It's All in the Family: Intersections of Gender, Race and Nation"

STATE OF THE ISSUE PAPERS FOR WORK/LABOR DUE TODAY. 


april 6 Feminist and Queer Family Values


Readings:

  • Selections from Feminist Family Values Forum  
  • Pardo, Mary. 
  • Browse Queers for Economic Justice website

april 11 Youth/Children and Values

Readings: 

  • Martin, Karin. "William Wants a Doll"
  • Berstein, Susan David. "Transparent"

film clips: Free to be...you and me and Tomboy

april 13 Blog Day

Readings:

TBA


april 18 Families, Unvalued

Readings:

  • Chávez, Karma. "Border (In)Securities: Normative and Differential Belonging in LGBTQ and Immigrant Rights Discourse
  • Immigration Equality. Family, Unvalued 7-18, 135-144, closely skim 46-91


SPECIAL EVENT: Karma Chávez with Daniel C. Brouwer and Charles E. Morris III. News from our Families: At the Borders

April 18th 7pm

Cowles Auditorium


20 Wrap-up, reflection, strategizing


25 Discussing Final Assignments


STATE OF THE ISSUE PAPERS FOR FEMINIST FAMILY VALUES DUE TODAY


27 Discussing Final Assignments


May


2 Presentations


GROUP RESOURCE PROJECTS MUST BE POSTED BY TODAY


4 Presentations/Final Wrap-up

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