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Women's History Week 2010: Different Spheres: Reality or Illusion?: Tuesday, March 2

What does it mean to be a woman? What does it mean to be a man? Are boundaries between female and male natural or constructed? Presentations addressing these issues will place March 1-4 here at SAC during Women's History Week.

Streaming Video of Keynote

Keynote Address

Tuesday, March 2, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – McAllister Auditorium
 

“The Distant Origins of our (Mis)Understanding of the Sexes”

Dr. Robert S. McElvaine, Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts & Letters, Millsaps College
Opening remarks by Dr. Robert Zeigler, President, San Antonio College
 
Dr. Robert S. McElvaine, keynote speaker for San Antonio College Women’s History Week 2010, is the  author of “Eve’s Seed: Biology, the Sexes, and the Course of History,” a work which combines the fields of biology, history, language,  psychology, anthropology, and religion to present a cogent and challenging alternative interpretation to what is too commonly assumed to be the “natural order of things.” 

               
Dr. McElvaine’s lecture, based in part on this work, will present an innovative and multidisciplinary challenge to traditional interpretations about the relative status of women and men in society and the ways in which perceptions and misperceptions of differences between the sexes have shaped human history, beginning in prehistory.

Events

  • Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010: FILM: In My Father’s House
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    12:15 p.m. – VATC, 120. 75 min. Moroccan filmmaker Fatima Jebli Ouazzani investigates the status of women and the importance of virginity in Islamic marriage customs. The filmmaker left her home to escape...
  • Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010: FILM: Voices Heard, Sisters Unseen
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    10:50 a.m. -- VATC, 120. 75 min. This film incorporates interviews, poetry, dance and music in its feminist analysis about how courts, police and social services “re-victimize” battered women. It is an important call for activism for women...
  • Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "The Distant Origins of our (Mis)Understanding of the Sexes"   Edit/Delete    Stats
    Dr. Robert S. McElvaine, Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts & Letters, Millsaps College
    Opening remarks by Dr. Robert Zeigler, President, San Antonio College
  • Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010: Night to His Day: The Construction of the Feminine in the Work of 20th Century Feminists   Edit/Delete    Stats
    9:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. -- VATC, 120. Presentation by Elizabeth de la Portilla, SAC

Books & Media

Books

More Books!

For a complete listing of printed and eBooks on the topic of "sex role" throughout history, just click the link below to do a search in the Discovery:

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