Key Issues in Black Feminism (FGSS Gateway)|
This course surveys the development of black feminism and examines current key issues and debates in the field. Particular attention will be paid to the various contributions of feminists from the black diaspora to this extensive and diverse body of knowledge. Our aim is to engage with works by black feminist and womanist theorists and activists that consider how intersections of race, class, sexuality, religion, and other indices of identity operate in the lives of black women. Other issues to be addressed include the tension in theory/practice, representation/self-making, and spirituality/happiness using critical race theory, political economy, and other lenses.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(ANTH)(CBST-MN)(FGSS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Janell Hobson, BODY AS EVIDENCE: MEDIATING RACE, GLOBALIZING GENDER. SUNY Press, 2012.
bell hooks, FEMINIST THEORY: FROM MARGIN TO CENTER. Boston: South End Press, 2000
Roxanne Gay, BAD FEMINIST. New York: Harper Collins, 2014
Robin D. G. Kelley, YO' MAMA'S DISFUNKTIONAL!: FIGHTING THE CULTURE WARS IN URBAN AMERICA. Boston: Beacon Press, 1999
Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER: ESSAYS AND SPEECHES. New York: Crossing Press, 2007 
Gina A Ulysse, DOWNTOWN LADIES: INFORMAL COMMERCIAL IMPORTERS, A HAITIAN, ANTHROPOLOGIST AND SELF-MAKING IN JAMAICA. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly responses, presentation project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students must attend the first day of class.
|Instructor(s): Ulysse,Gina Athena Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: X|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 4||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 2||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|