Listed in: Women's and Gender Studies, as WAGS-200
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Krupa Shandilya (Section 01)
In this course we will investigate contemporary feminist thought from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. We will focus on key issues in feminist theory, such as the sex/gender debate, sexual desire and the body, the political economy of gender, the creation of the "queer" as subject, and the construction of masculinity, among others. This course aims also to think through the ways in which these concerns intersect with issues of race, class, the environment and the nation. Texts include feminist philosopher Judith Butler's Gender Trouble, anthropologist Kamala Visweswaran's Fictions of Feminist Ethnography, and feminist economist Bina Agarwal's The Structure of Patriarchy.
Spring semester. Professor Shandilya.
Offerings2015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015