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ERIC Number: EJ1123310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
Teaching Women's Rights and the Imperialist Agenda
Long, Alex
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v24 n3 p234-241 2014
The author is a graduate student studying English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and recently concluded co-teaching a course called The Human Experience of War. The course consisted of reading various works of British literature that spanned World Wars I and II. Through the experience of teaching this course, one recurring theme that struck as significant was the ever-present need of people to have a cause to justify their actions. It seems that people have a limitless supply of explanations and reasons for systematically destroying one another. The author also found that the professed reasons for going to war or promoting imperialism often had little to do with the actual motivation for such actions. Over the last few decades, the growing concern with women's rights--domestically and across the globe--has made it the newest target of exploitation to further American imperialism, much to the detriment of women's rights movements around the world. It is important for anyone teaching about women's rights, globalization, or war to recognize this misappropriation of feminist issues to further the imperial agenda. This article contains a list sources on the topic of imperial feminism and a brief summary of each source.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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