Nationalism and the Politics of Gender and Sexuality|
Spring 2009 not offered
This course explores the politics of gender and sexuality within a variety of nationalist contexts, including cultural nationalisms in the United States, and histories of resistance with a focus on the role of women in nationalist struggles. Beginning with a historical exploration of women and colonialism, we will also examine how colonial processes, along with other forms of domination that include racializing technologies, have transformed gender and sexuality through the imposition of definitions of proper sexual behavior, preoccupations with sexual deviance, sexual expression as a territory to be conquered, legacies of control, legal codification, and commodification. We will then assess how diverse modes of self-determination struggles negotiate differences from within with regard to gender and sexual politics. This part of the course will examine feminist interventions in nationalist productions that sustain masculinist and homophobic agendas.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Caren Kaplan, Norma Alarcon, and Minoo Moallem, eds., BETWEEN WOMAN AND NATION: NATIONALISMS, TRANSNATIONAL FEMINISMS, AND THE STATE
Jocelyn N. Linnekin, SACRED QUEENS AND WOMEN OF CONSEQUENCE: RANK, GENDER, AND COLONIALISM IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Eileen J. Suarez-Findlay, IMPOSING DECENCY: THE POLITICS OF SEXUALITY AND RACE IN PUERTO RICO, 1870-1920
Anne McClintock, IMPERIAL LEATHER: RACE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN THE COLONIAL CONTEXT
M. Jacqui Alexander & Chandra Talpade Mohanty, eds., FEMINIST GENEALOGIES, COLONIAL LEGACIES, DEMOCRATIC FUTURES
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Regular class reading response papers and one final paper.
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