Key Issues in Black Feminism (FGSS Gateway)|
Fall 2016 not offered
This course surveys key issues in the development of black feminism. Particular attention will be paid to contributions of feminists from black diaspora to this extensive and diverse body of knowledge. Our aim is to engage with works by black feminist and womanist theorists, activists and artists that consider how intersections of race, class, sexuality, religion, and other indices of identity operate in the daily lives of black women. To that end, we will take an interdisciplinary approach to unpack both the politics of and historical tensions in theory/practice, representation/self-making, and expression/performance. We will conclude with examination of #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName, and #BlackGirlMagic.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(ANTH)(CBST-MN)(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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