Global Queer Studies|
Spring 2020 not offered
ANTH 233, FGSS 233|
|Course Cluster: Queer Studies|
This course explores global experiences of LGBT/Q life, bringing an explicitly transnational lens to a field too often dominated by U.S.-centered perspectives.
Drawing on queer ethnography and film, we will explore the contours of queer and trans life around the globe, from the lives of gay men in Indonesia to Muslim yan daudu in Nigeria, gay tourism in post-Revolutionary Cuba, queer mati work among working-class Afro-Surinamese women, lesbian activism in India, LGBT asylum claims in Canada, the queer art of Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, the everyday lives of lalas (lesbians) in China, and and the transnational lives of Filipino gay men in New York. Our aim is to expand Western categories and concepts of sexuality, gender, identity, and desire (both hetero- and homo-normative), and to understand how sexual/gendered identities, cultures, and politics are shaped by colonialism, imperialism, racialization, migration, transnational media, and global capitalism.
This semester will feature a lecture/film series as part of our course, with visiting scholars Erin Durban-Albright (on postcolonial homophobia in Haiti), Martin Manalansan (on QTPOC Filipino lives), and filmmaker Harjant Gill (on gender/sexuality in India).
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)(SISP-Anth Conc)(SISP-FGSS Conc)
TBD, potential readings include Noelle Stout, AFTER LOVE: QUEER INTIMACY AND EROTIC ECONOMIES IN POST-SOVIET CUBA; Gloria Wekker, THE POLITICS OF PASSION: WOMEN'S SEXUAL CULTURE IN THE AFRO- SURINAMESE DIASPORA; Rudi Gaudio, ALLAH MADE US: SEXUAL OUTLAWS IN AN ISLAMIC AFRICAN CITY; David A. B. Murray, REAL QUEER? SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY REFUGEES IN THE CANADIAN REFUGEE APPARATUS; Elisabeth Engebretsen, QUEER WOMEN IN URBAN CHINA; Amanda Lock Swarr, SEX IN TRANSITION: RETHINKING GENDER AND RACE IN SOUTH AFRICA; Tom Boellstorff, THE GAY ARCHIPELAGO: SEXUALITY AND THE NATION IN INDONESIA; Naisargi Dave, QUEER ACTIVISM IN INDIA; Martin Manalansan, GLOBAL DIVAS: FILIPINO GAY MEN IN THE DIASPORA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Class presentation, reading memos, short essays, final paper or project
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