Key Issues in Black Feminism (FGSS Gateway)|
Fall 2015 not offered
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)(FGSS)
Jacqui Alexander, PEDAGOGIES OF CROSSING: MEDITATIONS ON FEMINISM, SEXUAL POLITICS, MEMORY, AND THE SACRED, 2006
Janell Hobson, BODY AS EVIDENCE: MEDIATING RACE, GLOBALIZING GENDER, 2012
Joy James, SHADOWBOXING: REPRESENTATIONS OF BLACK FEMINIST POLITICS, 2002
Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER: ESSAYS AND SPEECHES, 2007 
Mimi Sheller, CITIZENSHIP FROM BELOW: EROTIC AGENCY AND CARIBBEAN FREEDOM, 2012
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly responses, short papers and final exam.
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