Gender in South Asian Contexts|
Spring 2012 not offered
|Certificates: South Asian Studies|
This course will use interdisciplinary and transnational lenses to chart a critical feminist history of gender identities, relations, and struggles in South Asia and in South Asian diasporic communities (especially in the United States and Britain). We will begin by examining the colonial and nationalist imaginations of gender and will then consider how these histories shape postcolonial gender relations and feminist activism in various locations. We will work with the assumption that gender is always already shaped by class, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, ability, etc., and take a close look at South Asian/diasporic women's struggles over laws, sexuality, violence, governance, development, reproduction, migration, and representation, among other things. We will draw upon a variety of feminists texts, including ethnographies, film, and fiction.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(SISP-FGSS Conc)
Lata Mani, Partha Chatterjee, Mrinalini Sinha, Gayatri Gopinath, Jasbir Puar, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Ayesha Jalal, Mukhtar Mai, Uma Narayan, Nivedita Menon, Shyam Selvadurai, Monica Ali, Ruth Vanita, Sunaina Maira, Vijay Prashad and others.
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Several short papers and final research paper.
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