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Transnational Feminisms
AMST 338
Fall 2016 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 339

This course will consider feminist theory, practice, and politics through a transnational lens. Using interdisciplinary methods, including historical analysis, cultural theory, queer theory, critical race theory, and postcolonial and diaspora studies, this course will ask students to engage with a range of texts that contribute to our understanding of what feminist thought is and how a feminist politics might function.

Moving both chronologically and topically, this course will present feminism--as philosophy, scholarly critique, and political movement--as a process (or a range of processes) of trying to come to terms with forms of cultural power, resource inequality, and modes of institutional oppression. As such, the course will interrogate concepts such as empire, imperialism, community, and nation. We will think about the ways in which feminism responds to central identifications such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender. Formative class queries will focus on the ethical project(s) of feminism(s), diverse and contradictory understandings of a feminist project, and how feminism might create, react, and respond to global issues of rights and recognition.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)

Last Updated on MAY-25-2024
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