Spring 2010 not offered
This course focuses on feminist approaches to interpretations of culture. Through in-depth reading of various ethnographic works, we consider the broader academic context within which ethnographies are created. We will examine the significant impact of feminist interventions on issues of epistemology and knowledge production to deconstruct differences in feminist textual strategies that challenge conventional ethnographic writing. Particular attention is paid to ethnographers who blur genres by troubling the boundaries between literature and social science, as well as to those who turn to the arts for fuller expressions of their perceptions. The aim is to seriously question what it means to choose the margins to write against ethnographic hegemony. In the process, we seek to understand the broader question of why creative or nonconventional works tend to be produced mostly by feminists of color and other marginal individuals within the discipline of anthropology.
|Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Seminar
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(SISP-Anth Conc)