Queer Activism and Radical Scholarship: Beyond Theory vs. Practice|
Fall 2020 not offered
FGSS 286, ANTH 286|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Queer Studies|
This course explores the relationship between scholarship and activism, with a focus on intersectional radical queer scholarship and activism--queer left, black radical, trans, immigration, prison abolition, and sex work--in the United States. We will aim to connect the too-often bifurcated realms of academia and activism, theory and practice, research and action, so that we might think through the political stakes of knowledge-making in and outside the so-called "ivory tower," explore interdisciplinary methodologies we might use to study and learn from (and with) activists (including ethnography, oral history, and community archive), and gain insight into the histories and current realities of social justice movements, campus activisms, the work of a radical imagination, art and activism, and the impasse of the political present. To put their theory into practice, students will undertake a semester-long radical research project on a queer issue or activist organization--past or present--of their choice.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)
Reading will include essays by: Wendy Brown, Jose Muńoz, INCITE, Antonio Gramsci, David Graeber, Robin D.G. Kelley, bell hooks, Angela Davis, Sara Ahmed, Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, Jennifer Doyle, Cathy Cohen, Dean Spade, Christina Hanhardt, Karma Chávez, Craig Willse, and Against Equality.
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Major research project, with peer-review and guidelines; class presentation; several short papers
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