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Feminist Technoscience: Making Bodies, Bits, and Bombs
STS 210
Fall 2024
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Crosslisting: FGSS 206

This course focuses on feminist transnational approaches to the study of science and technology. It introduces students to a range of critical and experimental figurations, post/decolonial theories and methods, and interdisciplinary reading and writing practices proposed by leading and emerging scholars who shape today's vibrant field of feminist STS. While the various approaches share strong commitments to justice, difference, and collective agency, they don't always mean the same thing. Students will learn to unpack affinities, tensions, and radical possibilities for living with greater care and less violence in a more-than-human, more-than-Western world. The course has three parts. Part I grounds students in canonical texts that have opened up multiple pathways for critically examining patriarchy, war, and technoscientific progress. These texts challenge binaries and hierarchies of nature-culture, organism-machine, modern-traditional, center-periphery and so on. Part II focuses on analyses of colonialism and racial capitalism, and the material-discursive apparatuses deployed to reconfigure how bodies, bits, and bombs come to matter. Part III looks at new works that refuse the end of history and propose a pluriverse of bold alternatives.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SISP
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUL-18-2024
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