Global Queer Studies|
ANTH 233, FGSS 233|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Queer Studies|
This course explores global experiences of LGBT/Q life, bringing an explicitly transnational lens to a field too often dominated by U.S.-centered perspectives.
Drawing on queer ethnography and film, we will explore the contours of queer and trans life around the globe, from the lives of gay men in Indonesia to Muslim yan daudu in Nigeria, gay tourism in post-Revolutionary Cuba, queer mati work among working-class Afro-Surinamese women, lesbian activism in India, LGBT asylum claims in Canada, the queer art of Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, the everyday lives of lalas (lesbians) in China, and and the transnational lives of Filipino gay men in New York. Our aim is to challenge and expand Western categories and concepts of sexuality, gender, identity, and desire (both hetero- and homo-normative) and to center the ways sexual/gendered identities, cultures, and politics are shaped by colonialism, imperialism, racialization, migration, transnational media, and global capitalism.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)(SISP-Anth Conc)(SISP-FGSS Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
TBD, potential readings include Lyndon K. Gill, EROTIC ISLANDS: ART AND ACTIVISM IN THE QUEER CARIBBEAN; Ana-Maurine Lara, QUEER FREEDOM : BLACK SOVEREIGNTY; Serena Owusua Dankwa, KNOWING WOMEN: SAME-SEX INTIMACY, GENDER, AND IDENTITY IN POSTCOLONIAL GHANA; Evren Savci, QUEER IN TRANSLATION: SEXUAL POLITICS UNDER NEOLIBERAL ISLAM; Marie Laing, URBAN INDIGENOUS YOUTH REFRAMING TWO-SPIRIT; Hongwei Bao, QUEER COMRADES : GAY IDENTITY AND TONGZHI ACTIVISM IN POSTSOCIALIST CHINA; articles by Cathy Cohen, Jafari Allen, Keguro Macharia, Savannah Shange, Tom Boellstorff, M. Jacqui Alexander, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, Oye¿ro¿nke¿ Oye¿wu¿mi¿, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Rahul Rao, Sima Shakhsari, Jasbir Puar, Jenny Davis, David A. B. Murray, Scott Lauria Morgensen, Martin Manalansan.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
reading memos, short essays, final paper or project
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
|Instructor(s): Weiss,Margot Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: OLIN204; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 5||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 2||SO: 4||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 10||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 3||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 6|