Bodies of Science, Bodies of Knowledge|
SISP 313, FGSS 312|
This seminar explores scientific, medical, and anthropological constructions of the body with the intention of jostling reductive representations of bodies as entities that end at the skin and simply house minds. Readings will be interdisciplinary, from the history of science, critical medical anthropology, feminist studies to other disciplines interested in the body such as medieval studies and performance studies. We'll put our minds together to think about how imaginations of embodiment tie to political and knowledge-making projects both of domination and of resistance, and what it means for a range of actors to live in bodies at the turn of the 3rd millennium.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(SISP)(SISP-Anth Conc)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Michel Foucault, THE HISTORY OF SEXUALITY, VOL. 1
Anne Marie Mol, THE BODY MULTIPLE
Adriana Petryna, LIFE EXPOSED: BIOLOGICAL CITIZENS AFTER CHERNOBYL
C. Walby & R. Mitchell, TISSUE ECONOMIES: BLOOD, ORGANS, AND CELL LINES IN LATE CAPITALISM
David Arnold, COLONIZING THE BODY, STATE MEDICINE & EPIDEMIC DISEASE IN 19TH CENTURY INDIA
Anne Fadiman, THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN
|Examination and Assignments: |
Response papers, a journal, a take-home midterm, and a final research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Intercultural Literacy: Students will learn to think through culturally different imaginations of bodies and embodiment.
Interpretation: Students will learn a range of methods to interpret bodies in both scientific and nonscientific settings, including anthropological, philosophical, cultural studies, feminist and historical approaches.
|Instructor(s): Goslinga,Gillian Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: ZLKA106; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 0||FR: X|