Nationalism and the Politics of Gender and Sexuality|
Fall 2011 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.
This course promotes effective citizenship by enabling students to assess and frame social questions affecting nationalism and the formation of citizenship in anti-colonial projects. Students learn to gather information on such questions, critically engage the validity of sources of information and arguments, and explore the differing definitions and models of citizenship that exist in a range of nationalist struggles.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Anderson, Benedict. IMAGINED COMMUNITIES
Chatterjee, Partha. THE NATION AND ITS FRAGMENTS: COLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL HISTORIES
Suarez Findlay, Eileen J. IMPOSING DECENCY: THE POLITICS OF SEXUALITY AND RACE IN PUERTO RICO, 1870-1920.
Alexander, M. Jacqui and Mohanty, Chandra Talpade, FEMINIST GENEALOGIES, COLONIAL LEGACIES, DEMOCRATIC FUTURES.
Roth, Benita. SEPARATE ROADS TO FEMINISM
Enloe, Cynthia. BANANAS, BEACHES & BASES: MAKING FEMINIST SENSE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Atluri, Tara L. WHEN THE CLOSET IS A REGION: HOMOPHOBIA, HETEROSEXISM AND NATIONALISM IN THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN.
Tengan, Ty Kawika. NATIVE MEN REMADE: GENDER AND NATION IN CONTEMPORARY HAWAII.
|Examination and Assignments: |
six response papers, research proposal, final research paper
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