ANTH 348, AMST 358|
This course will explore the concept of sovereignty in relation to affect studies in colonial and decolonizing contexts between Western imperialism and indigenous societies. Tracing the origins of the term as a Western construction of the Christian supreme lawmaking authority who exercises divine right, the course will study how the concept has evolved from describing a singular supreme power over a body politic to a more porous term, given its changing meanings and deployments within indigenous communities living under neocolonial conditions. Indigenous sovereignties are distinctly different from the Western concept of sovereignty in that they are embodied and grounded in kin relationships to land, whereas Western constructions of sovereignty are predicated on the social contract model, a possessive investment in land, and individual rights. The course will explore these different forms of sovereignties and the role of affect in relation to governance, self-determination, nationalism, and democracy. What affect does each model of sovereignty produce? As Foucault argues, despite the modicum of democracy throughout the Western world, "we still have not cut off the head of the king." Hence, this course will feature theorists who envision an alternative to the juridical model of sovereignty and the sort of affective sovereignties that may result.
Effective Citizenship, Intercultural Literacy
The course attends to affect across cultural difference as well as race, indigeneity, and gender, so intercultural literacy is key. Additionally, because the course is centered on questions of civic life and sovereignty, effective citizenship is the other essential capability to be focused on in the course.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Michel Foucault, THE HISTORY OF SEXUALITY: AN INTRODUCTION, VOLUME 1
Ann Laura Stoler, RACE AND THE EDUCATION OF DESIRE
Kathleen Stewart, ORDINARY AFFECTS
Ty Kawika Tengan, NATIVE MEN REMADE: GENDER AND NATION IN CONTEMPORARY HAWAII
Erin Manning, POLITICS OF TOUCH: SENSE, MOVEMENT, SOVEREIGNTY
COURSE READER AND OTHERS TEXTS TBA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will be required to write six response papers during the semester, and take an in-class mid-term exam and a take-home final exam.
|Instructor(s): Kauanui,J. Kehaulani Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 12||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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