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HIST 2284 Gender & War in Eastern Europe (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

A study of the intersection of gender, ethnicity, and ideology in the World Wars in Eastern Europe and the recent Yugoslav wars. In World War I, women confronted their duties to the nation against the backdrop of an ongoing struggle for equality. In World War II, women in communist Eastern Europe were liberated by their nations' ideology to fight, on all fronts, against tradition. More recently, in former Yugoslavia, women, particularly Bosnian Muslim women, flouted tradition in a different way--by organizing and fighting for peace.


Instructor(s): Cynthia Simmons

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: SLAV2067

Comments: Undergraduate major elective


Last Updated: 13-Oct-16