The Social Body|
Spring 2015 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
|Course Cluster: Queer Studies|
This seminar addresses and bridges two primary themes. First, we will examine the multiple ways that the social body has been conceptualized by sociologists and other social thinkers--for example, as a mass, public, population, multitude, and network--and the sociopolitical implications of these conceptualizations, particularly at the present moment. Second, we will examine the human body as a site where the social materializes and is rendered legible--for example, through processes of racing, sexing/gendering, and disciplining, and through the circulation of sensation, emotion, and affect. By interweaving these two strands, we will draw out and interrogate assumptions about space, place, and identity that underlie notions of the ontological integrity of the individual and the social and explore possible alternatives to current conceptualizations of the individual and the social.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CSCT)(FGSS)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
Course reader, including works by C. Wright Mills, Michael Warner, Nancy Fraser, Michel Foucault, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Tiziana Terranova, bell hooks, Alexander Galloway, Eugene Thacker, Karen Barad, Brian Massumi, Judith Butler, Elizabeth Grosz, Patricia Clough, Pheng Cheah, Sigmund Freud, Sara Ahmed, Sianne Ngai, N. Katherine Hayles, and Luciana Parisi.
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Weekly writing assignments, final paper
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