Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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IGS719 Gender and the Law

[3–0, 3 cr.]

The course explores gender politics in law. It examines how legal systems and practices are deployed and mobilized to structure, defy and transform gender norms, identities, and roles. It considers how social relations are gendered by different kinds of law, such as employment, education, marriage, family-making and sexuality, with a particular focus on laws in the Arab region. It also considers how law regulates bodies by looking closely at transgender processes, reproduction and pregnancy.