Fall 2013

Norms, Rights, and Social Justice: Feminists, Disability Rights Activists and the Poor at the Boundaries of the Law

Listed in: Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, as LJST-374  |  Political Science, as POSC-474

Formerly listed as: LJST-39  |  POSC-74

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Kristin Bumiller (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as POSC 474 [GP, LP] [SC - starting with the Class of 2015] and LJST 374.) This seminar explores how the civil rights movement began a process of social change and identity-based activism. We evaluate the successes and failures of “excluded” groups’ efforts to use the law. We primarily focus on the recent scholarship of theorists, legal professionals, and activists to define “post-identity politics” strategies and to counteract the social processes that “normalize” persons on the basis of gender, sexuality, disability, and class. This course fulfills the requirement for an advanced seminar in Political Science.

Requisite: One introductory Political Science course or its equivalent. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor Bumiller.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to political science majors

Cost: 18.00 ?

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013