Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College

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Anthropology 260. Women and Development

Without a consideration of women’s lives in the Third World, our understanding of worldwide problems such as poverty, famine and AIDS is seriously deficient. This course is concerned with the impact of conquest, colonialism and postcolonial dependency on women in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The approach is anthropological, entering the subject “from the bottom up.” Through the use of life histories, novels and films, we will have the privilege of hearing the voices of Third World women as they recount their strategies for coping with the difficult circumstances of their daily lives and their dreams for the future.