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SO6042: Feminism(s), Diaspora and Multiculturalism

This module addresses the emergence of culture as a significant area of political debate in contexts of global diasporas and multiculturalisms and why the most divisive struggles over cultural difference take place in relation women’s lives and bodies. It also examines the connections and disconnections between multicultural politics of identity and difference and feminist politics of gender justice and equality. Finally, it provides students with a theoretical framework for understanding how social and ethical questions of gender rights and justice are linked to forms of social and political membership in contexts of diaspora and multiculture.