Spring 2018 - HIST 485 D100

Studies in History I (4)

SlaverySexWomeninMuslimSoc

Class Number: 8811

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    HCC 2235, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units including nine units of lower division history.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Special topics.

COURSE DETAILS:

Slavery, Sexuality and Women in Muslim Societies

This seminar course explores themes related to slavery in Muslim societies. The focus is on women within the slavery systems that developed in Muslim societies, especially in Africa and in Ottoman lands. We will be dealing mostly with the 18th and 19th centuries.  The course’s objectives are to critically engage with the meaning and practice of slavery in Muslim societies, assess the relationship between slavery and religion as defined both legally and practically, and understand how this relationship shaped the roles and lives of enslaved women, with an emphasis on their sexuality. The course ends with a discussion of ISIS’ enslavement of female Yazidis.

Grading

  • Attendance/Participation 25%
  • Presentation/Leading Discussion 15%
  • Book review 20%
  • Paper outline and Bibliography 10%
  • 1st draft 15%
  • Final draft 15%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

*Madeleine C. Zilfi, Women and Slavery in the Late Ottoman Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

*Articles and book chapters, as listed in Schedule. Copies or links are provided on Canvas.

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