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9.52-B Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology (MIT) 9.52-B Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology (MIT)

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Survey and special topics designed for students in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. Stresses human behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other animals. Survey and special topics designed for students in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. Stresses human behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other animals.

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Behavioral modification | Behavioral modification | ethology | ethology | sociobiology | sociobiology | learning | learning | Social Status | Social Status | Cross-Cultural Differences | Cross-Cultural Differences | Persuasion | Persuasion | Politics | Politics | Individual | Individual | Sexuality | Sexuality | Dimorphisms in body and behavior | Dimorphisms in body and behavior | social organization | social organization | dominance structures | dominance structures | evolution of sexual signals | evolution of sexual signals | emancipation | emancipation | Mating | Mating | reproduction | reproduction | Emotion | Emotion | Facial Expression | Facial Expression | Displays | Displays | General Non-Verbal Communication | General Non-Verbal Communication | Sex Modeling behaviors | Sex Modeling behaviors | Machine interfaces | Machine interfaces | Cognitive ethology | Cognitive ethology | Comparative cognition | Comparative cognition | Signs | Signs | Symbols | Symbols | pharmacology | pharmacology

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9.52-B Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology (MIT) 9.52-B Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology (MIT)

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Survey and special topics designed for students in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. Stresses human behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other animals. Survey and special topics designed for students in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. Stresses human behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other animals.

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Behavioral modification | Behavioral modification | ethology | ethology | sociobiology | sociobiology | learning | learning | Social Status | Social Status | Cross-Cultural Differences | Cross-Cultural Differences | Persuasion | Persuasion | Politics | Politics | Individual | Individual | Sexuality | Sexuality | Dimorphisms in body and behavior | Dimorphisms in body and behavior | social organization | social organization | dominance structures | dominance structures | evolution of sexual signals | evolution of sexual signals | emancipation | emancipation | Mating | Mating | reproduction | reproduction | Emotion | Emotion | Facial Expression | Facial Expression | Displays | Displays | General Non-Verbal Communication | General Non-Verbal Communication | Sex Modeling behaviors | Sex Modeling behaviors | Machine interfaces | Machine interfaces | Cognitive ethology | Cognitive ethology | Comparative cognition | Comparative cognition | Signs | Signs | Symbols | Symbols | pharmacology | pharmacology

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SP.406 Sexual and Gender Identities (MIT) SP.406 Sexual and Gender Identities (MIT)

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This course introduces scholarly debates about sexual identities, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientation and its representation in various media. We begin with an investigation of the theoretical underpinnings of the emerging field of queer studies, from the nineteenth century to the present day, and consider how subsequent work in transgender studies continues to challenge traditional understandings of sex, gender, and sexuality. This course introduces scholarly debates about sexual identities, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientation and its representation in various media. We begin with an investigation of the theoretical underpinnings of the emerging field of queer studies, from the nineteenth century to the present day, and consider how subsequent work in transgender studies continues to challenge traditional understandings of sex, gender, and sexuality.

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Sex | Sex | gender | gender | identity | identity | homosexual | homosexual | transgender | transgender | lesbian | lesbian | third sex | third sex | drag | drag | stonewall | stonewall | queer | queer | masculinity | masculinity | femininity | femininity | sexuality | sexuality | medicalization | medicalization | marriage | marriage | feminism | feminism | queer theory | queer theory | trans | trans | genderqueer | genderqueer | essentialism | essentialism | women | women | gender studies | gender studies

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9.52-B Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology (MIT)

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Survey and special topics designed for students in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. Stresses human behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other animals.

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Behavioral modification | ethology | sociobiology | learning | Social Status | Cross-Cultural Differences | Persuasion | Politics | Individual | Sexuality | Dimorphisms in body and behavior | social organization | dominance structures | evolution of sexual signals | emancipation | Mating | reproduction | Emotion | Facial Expression | Displays | General Non-Verbal Communication | Sex Modeling behaviors | Machine interfaces | Cognitive ethology | Comparative cognition | Signs | Symbols | pharmacology

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SP.246 Current Events and Social Issues (MIT) SP.246 Current Events and Social Issues (MIT)

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The goal of this seminar is to have open discussions of controversial political and social issues and raise awareness of current world events in an informal setting. Discussions for the first part of each class will focus on current events from that week, while in the second part of class students will discuss a scheduled issue in greater detail. Scheduled issues include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the regulation of marijuana, how our society should punish criminals, genocide in Rwanda and Sudan, discrimination in our society today, the future of social security, whether pornography is sexist, and where we can go from here in the Arab/Israeli Conflict. Discussions will be supplemented by readings, films, and public speakers. Students will also be encouraged to read news media from ar The goal of this seminar is to have open discussions of controversial political and social issues and raise awareness of current world events in an informal setting. Discussions for the first part of each class will focus on current events from that week, while in the second part of class students will discuss a scheduled issue in greater detail. Scheduled issues include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the regulation of marijuana, how our society should punish criminals, genocide in Rwanda and Sudan, discrimination in our society today, the future of social security, whether pornography is sexist, and where we can go from here in the Arab/Israeli Conflict. Discussions will be supplemented by readings, films, and public speakers. Students will also be encouraged to read news media from ar

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Current Events | Current Events | Social Issues | Social Issues | Politics | Politics | War | War | Pornography | Pornography | Sexism | Sexism | Feminism | Feminism | criminal punishment | criminal punishment | marijuana policy | marijuana policy | drug policy | drug policy | social security | social security | discrimination | discrimination | racism | racism | outsourcing | outsourcing | arab-israeli conflict | arab-israeli conflict | abortion | abortion | rwanda | rwanda | genocide | genocide | civil disobedience | civil disobedience | ESG.SP246 | ESG.SP246

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21G.022J International Women's Voices (MIT) 21G.022J International Women's Voices (MIT)

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International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author’s work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distributed in class, students learn about the history and culture of each of the countries these authors represent. The way in which colonialism, religion, nation formation and language influence each writer is a major concern of this course. In addition, students examine the patterns of socialization of wom International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author’s work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distributed in class, students learn about the history and culture of each of the countries these authors represent. The way in which colonialism, religion, nation formation and language influence each writer is a major concern of this course. In addition, students examine the patterns of socialization of wom

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21G.022 | 21G.022 | WGS.141 | WGS.141 | Women | Women | International | International | Global | Global | Contemporary literature | Contemporary literature | Writers | Writers | Asia | Asia | Africa | Africa | Middle east | Middle east | Latin america | Latin america | North america | North america | Non-western | Non-western | Gender roles | Gender roles | Culture | Culture | Heritage | Heritage | Female | Female | History | History | Colonialism | Colonialism | Religion | Religion | Nationalism | Nationalism | Socialization | Socialization | Language | Language | Patriarchal | Patriarchal | Sex | Sex | Marriage | Marriage | Politics | Politics | Love | Love | Work | Work | Identity | Identity | Fiction | Fiction | literature | literature | SP.461J | SP.461J | WMN.461J | WMN.461J | SP.461 | SP.461 | WMN.461 | WMN.461

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21G.052 French Film Classics (MIT) 21G.052 French Film Classics (MIT)

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This course covers the history and aesthetics of French cinema from the advent of sound to present-day. It treats films in the context of technical processes, the art of narration, directorial style, role of the scriptwriter, the development of schools and movements, the impact of political events and ideologies, and the relation between French and other national cinemas. Taught in English, the films are screened with English subtitles. Students may complete written assignments in French. This course covers the history and aesthetics of French cinema from the advent of sound to present-day. It treats films in the context of technical processes, the art of narration, directorial style, role of the scriptwriter, the development of schools and movements, the impact of political events and ideologies, and the relation between French and other national cinemas. Taught in English, the films are screened with English subtitles. Students may complete written assignments in French.

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France | France | french film | french film | the new wave | the new wave | René Clair | René Clair | Jean Epstein | Jean Epstein | La Grande Illusion | La Grande Illusion | Jean Renoir | Jean Renoir | The Left Bank | The Left Bank | 1970s Sex and Sectarianism | 1970s Sex and Sectarianism | Les Valseuses | Les Valseuses | Bertrand Blier | Bertrand Blier | Diva | Diva | Jean-Jacques Beineix | Jean-Jacques Beineix | cult film | cult film | cult classic | cult classic | Maghrebi-French (Beur) | Maghrebi-French (Beur) | Amélie | Amélie | popular Film | popular Film | Cluzot | Cluzot | Le corbeau | Le corbeau | Funny Face | Funny Face | Stanley Donen | Stanley Donen | Jacques Cousteau | Jacques Cousteau | BarthesCésaire | BarthesCésaire | Roger Vadim | Roger Vadim | François Truffaut | François Truffaut | Simone de Beauvoir | Simone de Beauvoir | Breathless: Jean-Luc Godard | Breathless: Jean-Luc Godard | Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob | Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob | Gérard Oury | Gérard Oury | Nikita | Nikita | Jean-Luc Besson | Jean-Luc Besson | La Haine | La Haine | Mattheiu Kassovitz | Mattheiu Kassovitz | Intouchables | Intouchables | Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache | Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache | Bande de filles | Bande de filles | Céline Sciamma | Céline Sciamma | Realism | Realism | the Popular Frot | the Popular Frot | Liberation | Liberation | Henri Langlois and the Cinémathèque française | Henri Langlois and the Cinémathèque française | Les parapluies de Cherboug | Les parapluies de Cherboug | Jacques Demy | Jacques Demy | Brigitte Bardot | Brigitte Bardot | Catherine Deneuve | Catherine Deneuve

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9.52-B Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology (MIT)

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Survey and special topics designed for students in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. Stresses human behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other animals.

Subjects

Behavioral modification | ethology | sociobiology | learning | Social Status | Cross-Cultural Differences | Persuasion | Politics | Individual | Sexuality | Dimorphisms in body and behavior | social organization | dominance structures | evolution of sexual signals | emancipation | Mating | reproduction | Emotion | Facial Expression | Displays | General Non-Verbal Communication | Sex Modeling behaviors | Machine interfaces | Cognitive ethology | Comparative cognition | Signs | Symbols | pharmacology

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ES.246 Current Events and Social Issues (MIT) ES.246 Current Events and Social Issues (MIT)

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The goal of this seminar is to have open discussions of controversial political and social issues and raise awareness of current world events in an informal setting. Discussions for the first part of each class will focus on current events from that week, while in the second part of class students will discuss a scheduled issue in greater detail. Scheduled issues include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the regulation of marijuana, how our society should punish criminals, genocide in Rwanda and Sudan, discrimination in our society today, the future of social security, whether pornography is sexist, and where we can go from here in the Arab/Israeli Conflict. Discussions will be supplemented by readings, films, and public speakers. Students will also be encouraged to read news media from ar The goal of this seminar is to have open discussions of controversial political and social issues and raise awareness of current world events in an informal setting. Discussions for the first part of each class will focus on current events from that week, while in the second part of class students will discuss a scheduled issue in greater detail. Scheduled issues include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the regulation of marijuana, how our society should punish criminals, genocide in Rwanda and Sudan, discrimination in our society today, the future of social security, whether pornography is sexist, and where we can go from here in the Arab/Israeli Conflict. Discussions will be supplemented by readings, films, and public speakers. Students will also be encouraged to read news media from ar

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Current Events | Current Events | Social Issues | Social Issues | Politics | Politics | War | War | Pornography | Pornography | Sexism | Sexism | Feminism | Feminism | criminal punishment | criminal punishment | marijuana policy | marijuana policy | drug policy | drug policy | social security | social security | discrimination | discrimination | racism | racism | outsourcing | outsourcing | arab-israeli conflict | arab-israeli conflict | abortion | abortion | rwanda | rwanda | genocide | genocide | civil disobedience | civil disobedience | ESG.SP246 | ESG.SP246

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21G.022J International Women's Voices (MIT) 21G.022J International Women's Voices (MIT)

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International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author’s work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distributed in class, students learn about the history and culture of each of the countries these authors represent. The way in which colonialism, religion, nation formation and language influence each writer is a major concern of this course. In addition, students examine the patterns of socialization of wom International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author’s work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distributed in class, students learn about the history and culture of each of the countries these authors represent. The way in which colonialism, religion, nation formation and language influence each writer is a major concern of this course. In addition, students examine the patterns of socialization of wom

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21G.022 | 21G.022 | WGS.141 | WGS.141 | Women | Women | International | International | Global | Global | Contemporary literature | Contemporary literature | Writers | Writers | Asia | Asia | Africa | Africa | Middle east | Middle east | Latin america | Latin america | North america | North america | Non-western | Non-western | Gender roles | Gender roles | Culture | Culture | Heritage | Heritage | Female | Female | History | History | Colonialism | Colonialism | Religion | Religion | Nationalism | Nationalism | Socialization | Socialization | Language | Language | Patriarchal | Patriarchal | Sex | Sex | Marriage | Marriage | Politics | Politics | Love | Love | Work | Work | Identity | Identity | Fiction | Fiction | literature | literature | SP.461J | SP.461J | WMN.461J | WMN.461J | SP.461 | SP.461 | WMN.461 | WMN.461

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Wartime Art and Grief

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In this podcast Dr Claudia Siebrecht, Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Sussex, discusses German women and the aesthetics of loss portrayed through art during the First World War. Watch and download the podcast at: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/wartime-art-and-grief This … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | Religion and Spirituality | Teaching | 700 (Arts) | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality) | N (Fine Arts)

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21G.022J International Women's Voices (MIT)

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International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author’s work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distributed in class, students learn about the history and culture of each of the countries these authors represent. The way in which colonialism, religion, nation formation and language influence each writer is a major concern of this course. In addition, students examine the patterns of socialization of wom

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21G.022 | WGS.141 | Women | International | Global | Contemporary literature | Writers | Asia | Africa | Middle east | Latin america | North america | Non-western | Gender roles | Culture | Heritage | Female | History | Colonialism | Religion | Nationalism | Socialization | Language | Patriarchal | Sex | Marriage | Politics | Love | Work | Identity | Fiction | literature | SP.461J | WMN.461J | SP.461 | WMN.461

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ES.SP.246 Current Events and Social Issues (MIT)

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The goal of this seminar is to have open discussions of controversial political and social issues and raise awareness of current world events in an informal setting. Discussions for the first part of each class will focus on current events from that week, while in the second part of class students will discuss a scheduled issue in greater detail. Scheduled issues include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the regulation of marijuana, how our society should punish criminals, genocide in Rwanda and Sudan, discrimination in our society today, the future of social security, whether pornography is sexist, and where we can go from here in the Arab/Israeli Conflict. Discussions will be supplemented by readings, films, and public speakers. Students will also be encouraged to read news media from ar

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Current Events | Social Issues | Politics | War | Pornography | Sexism | Feminism | criminal punishment | marijuana policy | drug policy | social security | discrimination | racism | outsourcing | arab-israeli conflict | abortion | rwanda | genocide | civil disobedience | ESG.SP246

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Women in WWI Resources International Women's Day - Women in WWI Resources

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It’s International Women’s Day and we have a range of resources to provide some new perspectives on women and World War I. Those familiar with the site may have noticed we do not have a theme entitled ‘women’s experience’. This … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | Teaching | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality)

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The Growing Interest in Spiritualism during and after WW1 ?A solace to a tortured world?? - The Growing Interest in Spiritualism during and after WW1

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In the 21st century, how many of us believe in ghosts? Is commune with the dead now confined to the pages of teenage fiction and mass market horror? Or could we, as a society, once more turn to spiritualism in … Continue reading →

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Aftermath | Body and Mind | Religion and Spirituality | 200 (Religion) | B (Philosophy Psychology Religion) | Bereavement | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality)

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SP.406 Sexual and Gender Identities (MIT)

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This course introduces scholarly debates about sexual identities, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientation and its representation in various media. We begin with an investigation of the theoretical underpinnings of the emerging field of queer studies, from the nineteenth century to the present day, and consider how subsequent work in transgender studies continues to challenge traditional understandings of sex, gender, and sexuality.

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Sex | gender | identity | homosexual | transgender | lesbian | third sex | drag | stonewall | queer | masculinity | femininity | sexuality | medicalization | marriage | feminism | queer theory | trans | genderqueer | essentialism | women | gender studies

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21G.052 French Film Classics (MIT)

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This course covers the history and aesthetics of French cinema from the advent of sound to present-day. It treats films in the context of technical processes, the art of narration, directorial style, role of the scriptwriter, the development of schools and movements, the impact of political events and ideologies, and the relation between French and other national cinemas. Taught in English, the films are screened with English subtitles. Students may complete written assignments in French.

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France | french film | the new wave | Clair | Jean Epstein | La Grande Illusion | Jean Renoir | The Left Bank | 1970s Sex and Sectarianism | Les Valseuses | Bertrand Blier | Diva | Jean-Jacques Beineix | cult film | cult classic | Maghrebi-French (Beur) | lie | popular Film | Cluzot | Le corbeau | Funny Face | Stanley Donen | Jacques Cousteau | saire | Roger Vadim | ois Truffaut | Simone de Beauvoir | Breathless: Jean-Luc Godard | Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob | rard Oury | Nikita | Jean-Luc Besson | La Haine | Mattheiu Kassovitz | Intouchables | Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache | Bande de filles | line Sciamma | Realism | the Popular Frot | Liberation | mathque franaise | Les parapluies de Cherboug | Jacques Demy | Brigitte Bardot | Catherine Deneuve

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‘Surplus Women’: a legacy of World War One?

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More than 700,000 British men were killed during World War One. This tragic loss of life affected the lives of young women in 1920s Britain. Virginia Nicholson has discussed in her 2007 book, Singled Out, the difficulties of unmarried women … Continue reading →

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Aftermath | Body and Mind | Unconventional Soldiers | 610 (Medical Sciences) | 900 (History & geography) | Blogs | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality) | HQ1101-2030.7 (Women. Feminism) | R131-687 (Medicine - history of medicine) | UH (Medical Sciences - other services) | 900 (History & geography)

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Rose Macaulay, Hurt-Berries and Compassion Fatigue

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The term ‘compassion fatigue’ is usually associated with a disinclination to donate to yet another mammoth charity telethon. The OED defines the phrase as ‘apathy or indifference towards the suffering of others’, and cites an early usage in a 1987 … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | Blogs | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality) | HQ1101-2030.7 (Women. Feminism) | PN (Literature)

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’s fight against Venereal Disease in the ‘Heroic Age of Prostitution’* The British Army’s fight against Venereal Disease in the ‘Heroic Age of Prostitution’*

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There were well over a hundred and fifty men waiting for opening time, singing Mademoiselle from Armentiéres and other lusty songs. Right on the dot of 6 PM a red lamp over the doorway of the brothel was switched on. … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | 940 (General history of Europe) | Blogs | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality) | HQ1101-2030.7 (Women. Feminism) | R (Medicine) | R131-687 (Medicine - history of medicine) | UH (Medical Sciences - other services)

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Media Sexual and Reproductive Health Taboos in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

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Authors:  Dr. Ibrahim Saleh Female adolescents in many developing societies are still facing various forms of discrimination due to their gender, race and class. Clicked 94 times. Last clicked 06/03/2014 - 11:07. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>It is thus mandatory to think of sexual and reproductive challenges as a single service delivery system mindset, and look across systems instead of the current dilemma of lack of vision. Among the many obstacles facing media literacy in MENA is the sexual and reproductive health issues in which premarital sexual relationships are generally forbidden, and

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Film and Media Studies | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | Media Literacy | Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Sexual and Reproductive Taboos

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The Dying Kiss: Gender and Intimacy in the Trenches of World War I

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In the trenches of World War I, the norms of tactile contact between men changed profoundly. Mutilation and mortality, loneliness and boredom, the strain of constant bombardment, the breakdown of language and the sense of alienation from home led to … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | Blogs | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality) | PN (Literature)

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Current Crafts Craze Echoes World War I Knitting Projects

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  The rise of stitch and knit clubs, guerilla knitting, yarn bombing and calls to knit sweaters for oil-spill affected penguins have all drawn attention to craft as a force for social change. Knitting is mobile, sociable, inexpensive, and now … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | The Memory of War | 677 (Textiles) | Blogs | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality) | TT (Handicrafts. Arts and crafts)

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ES.246 Current Events and Social Issues (MIT)

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The goal of this seminar is to have open discussions of controversial political and social issues and raise awareness of current world events in an informal setting. Discussions for the first part of each class will focus on current events from that week, while in the second part of class students will discuss a scheduled issue in greater detail. Scheduled issues include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the regulation of marijuana, how our society should punish criminals, genocide in Rwanda and Sudan, discrimination in our society today, the future of social security, whether pornography is sexist, and where we can go from here in the Arab/Israeli Conflict. Discussions will be supplemented by readings, films, and public speakers. Students will also be encouraged to read news media from ar

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Current Events | Social Issues | Politics | War | Pornography | Sexism | Feminism | criminal punishment | marijuana policy | drug policy | social security | discrimination | racism | outsourcing | arab-israeli conflict | abortion | rwanda | genocide | civil disobedience | ESG.SP246

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21F.022J International Women's Voices (MIT)

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International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author’s work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distributed in class, students learn about the history and culture of each of the countries these authors represent. The way in which colonialism, religion, nation formation and language influence each writer is a major concern of this course. In addition, students examine the patterns of socialization of wom

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Women | International | Global | Contemporary literature | Writers | Asia | Africa | Middle east | Latin america | North america | Non-western | Gender roles | Culture | Heritage | Female | History | Colonialism | Religion | Nationalism | Socialization | Language | Patriarchal | Sex | Marriage | Politics | Love | Work | Identity | Fiction | literature | WMN.461J | 21F.022 | SP.461 | WMN.461

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