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Women in Russia

The history and culture of Russian women of different classes, backgrounds, and affectional/sexual orientations with emphasis on how their past and present experience differs from women in Europe and America. Topics for reading and discussion include myths of Amazons and mothers; "rule of women;" peasant women; the Woman Question: poetesses, prostitutes, populists, "perverts," working women/women's work; women today. No knowledge of Russian required. RUSS 255L and WOST 255L are the same course.

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