GNDR 207

Gender, Globalization and the Love Industry

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: WS 213, WS 313

The words 'romantic', 'exotic', 'mythical', 'pleasurable' and 'indulgent' are often used to describe our relationship with chocolate, diamonds and flowers. Examines the evolution of the romance industry through these highly symbolic commodities, the gendered and imperial relationship between consumers and producers, and the role of advertising in shaping desire.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of GNDR 207, WS 213, WS 313.


Undergraduate course in Gender Studies offered by the Department of Gender Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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