Feminist Theory and Imperialism Syllabus!

Frances Hasso and Anna Krylova conceptualized and are leading this graduate/postgraduate seminar at Duke in Fall 2022. Attached is the latest version, open access. We consider this syllabus a vernacular version shaped by our inclinations. We invite interested people to create their own versions for independent study, group education, or formal classes. We are teaching sources in English but this is not necessary for fantastic reading lists. Please email fsh5@duke.edu and anna.krylova@duke.edu if you have questions.

Consuming Desires: Family Crisis and the State in the Middle East

My 2011 monograph study (published by Stanford University Press) examines and explains the rise of family crisis discourse on marriage, sex, and divorce in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, with wider valence for the region. In addition to addressing informal and formal practices, the book deeply divides into the intersections of governmentality, state law, and Islamic shari`a.

Consuming Desires: Family Crisis and the State in the Middle East by Frances S. Hasso