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Ethics of Embodiment (FGSS Gateway)
FGSS 210
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 211, AMST 281

Why is the human body such a contested site of ethical concern? Why are bodies thought to be so in need of description and regulation? Sexual practices, gendered presentations, bodily sizes, physical aptitudes, colors of skin, styles of hair--all are both intimately felt and socially inscribed. Bodies exist at the intersection of the most private and the most public and are lived in relation to powerful social norms. In this course, we will turn to feminisms, both academic and activist, to help us consider the ethics of embodiment.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning
Students will study how ethical norms can be called upon to discipline in oppressive ways both individual subjects and the social body; we will also study how to call upon norms to envision a more just and inclusive future.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FGSS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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