GNDR 209

Families, Intimacies and Nationhood

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: GNDR 303, WS 312A

Through the lens of families and intimacies, examines the politics of gender, race, class and sexuality in the nation building of Canada. Investigates family, relationships, and nation making in the context of policies governing colonialism, citizenship, parenthood, cohabitation, marriage, divorce, custody and state benefits. Maps transformations of intimacy that have evolved as a result of and in spite of state-sanctioned policies.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of GNDR 209, GNDR 303, WS 312A, WS 329 (if taken in the same topic).


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

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

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

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