Key Issues in Black Feminism (FGSS Gateway)|
Fall 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)
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
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly responses, short papers and final exam.