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Decolonizing Gender and Sexuality

FGSS 322
Spring 2023
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate

This course seeks to examine ways in which the history and ongoing presence of coloniality (including the deeply embedded forms of racial domination which coloniality generates) have shaped and been shaped by structures of gender and sexuality. The class will examine ways in which gender and sexuality have been mobilized historically and are mobilized today in ways that support imperial projects, even when presenting themselves in the guise of "protecting human rights," humanitarianism, or feminist/LGBT projects. In addition to linking together what Chandra Mohanty has described as the "One Third" and "Two Thirds" worlds, this discussion-based seminar seeks to reconnect the disparately gendered intimate and global spheres, situating the feminized "private" domains of love, sex, and caring within and around fields of action such as geopolitics and global political economy. Decolonial thinkers challenging Eurocentric framings will receive particular attention within the course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS FGSS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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