To research 2 global feminist movements, and connect it to the material covered during the course of the semester (via text, online readings and class lecture).
Choose two global women’s movements per the Basu book, “Women’s Movements in the Global Era,” you’re interested in researching. You will compare and contrast their experiences and struggles as well as compare it to the struggles, issues and victories women in the United States have faced since the 1848 through the present. NOTE: You need not discuss the first, second and third waves of feminism in full – you are simply to connect the two global movements to feminism in the United States where applicable
Your paper should discuss the following for each global social movement:
Sociohistorical and political context, including a brief historical background on the countries you’re covering.
The status and roles of women in the past and currently.
Key struggles or issues in the past and present.
The names and contributions of at least 2 feminists per country = 4 total at minimum.
Include at least 2 timely news articles that convey c. above. These 2 news articles in total are not included in the minimum number of citations listed below.
Compare and contrast the two movements and connect them to US feminism where applicable. How are they similar? How are they different?
Use the appropriate terms and concepts learned in class this semester where applicable.
NOTE: Your analysis should incorporate the appropriate terms and concepts learned in class.
Your citations must include a minimum of 4 – 5 additional credible sources, not including the Basu text or the two timely news articles mentioned above. Examples: books or scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles (3 must be peer-reviewed journal articles).
Please see the librarian for assistance, if you need additional assistance aside from our library time as a class.
For more on scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles, see here: http://library.sdsu.edu/reference/research/peer-reviewed-articles (Links to an external site.)
You must format your paper and citations according to the ASA Style Guide: ASA Style Guide: https://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/savvy/documents/teaching/pdfs/Quick_Tips_for_ASA_Style.pdf (Links to an external site.)
Your personal opinions, experiences and insight are welcomed in your analysis as long as your statements are supported.
Your paper should be 8 – 9 pages, typed, double-spaced with 1-inch margins utilizing Times New Roman in 12 –point font.