Fall 2017 Readings

September 11, 2017: Western eyes
Mohanty, Chandra Talpade. “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses.” boundary 2 12, no. 3 (Spring–Autumn 1984): 333–58. [pdf]

Mohanty, Chandra Talpade. ” ‘Under Western Eyes’ Revisted: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles.” Signs 28, no. 2 (Winter 2003): 499–535. [pdf]

September 25, 2017: Resisting resistance
Mahmood, Saba. The Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005. [pdf]

Recommended: chap. 1, “The Subject of Freedom”; suggested: chap. 5, “Agency, Gender, and Embodiment”; for quick overview of the piety movement, skim chap. 2.

October 16, 2017: Useful categories?
Scott, Joan W. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.” The American Historical Review 91, no. 5 (December 1986): 1053–75. [pdf]

Najmabadi, Afsaneh. “Beyond the Americas: Are Gender and Sexuality Useful Categories of Analysis?” Journal of Women’s History 18, no. 1 (Spring 2006): 11–21. [pdf]