Key Issues in Black Feminism (FGSS Gateway)|
Spring 2018 not offered
|Course Cluster: Caribbean Studies Minor|
This course surveys key issues in the historical development of black feminist thoughts and practices through readings of canonical works especially from the 1980s and '90s that contribute to this extensive body of knowledge. Our aim is to engage black feminist and womanist theorists, activists and artists from the diaspora who are exploring intersections of race, class, sexuality, religion, and other indices of identity affecting their daily lives. To that end, we will take an interdisciplinary approach to unpacking the historical tensions and politics and poetics in theory/practice, representation/self-making and expression/performance. We will also examine more recent turns in #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName and #BlackGirlMagic and conclude with Post-Zora Interventions-- feminist interrogations on the borders anthropology, art, and activism.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(ANTH)(CBST-MN)(FGSS)
Cox Aimee Meridith, SHAPESHIFTERS: BLACK GIRLS AND THE CHOREOGRAPHY OF CITIZENSHIP, Duke 2015
bell hooks, FEMINIST THEORY: FROM MARGIN TO CENTER. Boston: South End Press, 2000
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 
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly responses, final life history project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students must attend the first day of class.