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1: Empire and Universal Rights 2: Women and Revolutions 3: Documenting Race, Rights, and Family Ties 4: The Politics of Motherhood 5: "Civilizing Missions" and Voting Rights 6: The Struggle for Women's Suffrage in U.S. Colonies 7: Voting and Party Politics in the U.S. Empire 8: Case Study of When the "Empire Strikes Back": The Puerto Rican Diaspora 9: Nationalist Feminisms with Global Visions 10: Social and Economic Citizenship 11: Anti-Militarist Feminisms 12: Body Politics and Sexual Sovereignty 13: Women Who Ran 14: The U.S. Presidency and Gendered Political Culture 15: Global Women in Leadership
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The fraught relationship that colonized and U.S. women of color have had with the nation-state has required them to pursue liberation through transnational and grassroots efforts that sometimes transcend electoral politics and national sovereignty itself. We consider anti-imperialist and decolonial feminist efforts from the 1930s to the 1980s through four overlapping frameworks: (1) nationalist feminisms with global visions; (2) social and economic citizenship (3) anti-militarist feminisms; and (4) body politics and sexual sovereignty. These works demonstrate a range of transnational, international, and decolonial notions of citizenship. Some readings highlight culture, art, and music as a critical sphere of transnational political engagement.
This module is divided into four sections:
PI: Katherine Merino, Lisa Materson, Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Research Team: Faith Bennett, Kacey Calahane, Emma Chapman, Samantha de Vera, Charlotte Hansen Terry