Listed in: Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-200
Sahar Sadjadi (Section 01)
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.
Open to first-year students who have taken SWAG 100 and upper-class students. Spring semester. Professors Sadjadi and Shandilya.