WOST 397B/THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON WOMEN
Spring 2002
Sima Fahid
Tue. & Thurs. 4-5:15 Bartlett 127
Office Hours: Tue. & Thurs. 5:15-6:00 or by appointment
E-Mail Hours: Tue. & Thurs. 5:15-6:00
Phone: 577-0710

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
The aim of this course is the analysis of globalization and its impact on women's lives globally and locally. In the first half of the course globalization in its variable facets will be examined. In the second half of the course the impact of local and global transformations in women's lives will be explored.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

1) Two papers 35% each

2) Class participation %30
Attendance, preparedness and participation are essential to this class. This means that you should have read the assigned material carefullyand thoroughly and are prepared to pose and to answer questions in class. your preparedness and participation are essential for your own learning and that of others in the class and will be strongly taken into consideration in determining final grades. You will not get credit for attending class, but will lose points if you are absent frequently.

READINGS FOR THE COURSE:

Books: Food for Thought Books, 29, s. Pleasant st. Amherst

Will Hutton and Anthony Giddens, Global Capitalism. New York: The New Press, 2000.

Andrew Ross, ed. No Sweat, Fashion, free trade and the rights of garment workers. New York: Verso, 1997

Course Packet: Copycat Print Shops, 37 E. Pleasant st. Amherst


PART ONE: GLOBALIZATION

1/29
Introduction to the course
Visit to the library

1/31
MaSao MiyoShi, "A Borderless World? Transnationalism and the Decline of the Nation State," pp. 78-106

2/5
Global Capitalism, pp. 1-27

2/7
Global Capitalism, pp. 27-51

2/12
Global Capitalism, pp. 52-85.

2/14
Global Capitalism, pp. 86-111.

2/19
No Class

2/21
Film: Global Assembly Line

2/26
Global Capitalism, pp. 112-146.

2/28
Global Capitalism, pp. 147-174

3/5
Global Capitalism, pp. 175-212.

3/7
Global Capitalism, pp. 213-223

3/12
Review

3/14
Film: Performing the Border

Midterm Paper

Spring Break



PART TWO: WOMEN AND GLOBALIZATION

3/26
Maria Hies, "Colonization and Housewifization," pp. 77-111, "
Housewifization International: Women International Division of Labour," pp. 112-144
"Violence Against Women and the Ongoing Accumulation of Capital," pp. 145-174.

3/28
Cynthia Enloe, "Nationalism and Masculinity," pp. 42-64
No Sweat..., pp. 39-50. 42-64.

4/2
Cynthia Enloe, "Carmen Miranda on My Mind: International Politics of the Banana," pp. 124-150.
No Sweat.. ., pp. 51-78.

4/4
Cynthia Enloe, "Blue Jeans and Bankers," pp. 151-176.
No Sweat..., pp. 79-93.

4/9
Cynthia Enloe, "Just Like One of the Family," pp. 177-194.
"Conclusion: The Personal is International," pp. 195-201
No Sweat..., pp. 95-122.

4/11
Film: Made in Thailand

4/16
Fuentes and Ehrenreick, Women in the Global Factory, pp. 1-32
No Sweat..., pp. 123-150.

4/18
Fuentes and Ehrenreick, " Women in the Global Factory, pp. 33-64
No Sweat..., pp. 151-172.

4/23
Naila Kabeer, "Women's Labour in the Bangladesh Garment Industry: Choice and Constraints," pp. 164-183.
Ahiwa Ong, "Spirits and Discipline in Capitalist Transformation," pp. 1-10.
No Sweat..., pp. 173-198.

4/25
Ahiwa Ong, "The Modern Hierarchy," pp. 141-178.
No Sweat..., pp. 199-220.

4/30
Ahiwa Ong, " Neophyte Factory Women and the Negative 1Image," pp. 79-193.
No Sweat. .., pp. 221-248.

5/2
Film: Advertising and the End of the World

5/7
Ahiwa Ong, " Spirits of Resistance," pp. 195-213
"Conclusion," pp. 215-221.
No Sweat.. ., pp. 249-274.

5/9
No Sweat..., pp. 276-298.
Review

5/14
Final Paper