04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W
Section Information for Fall 2021
WHY GENDER/SEXUALITY? Why the “slash?” Beginning in the 1960s, young people revolted in large numbers against social inequality and forms of personal domination, especially those based on race, gender, and sexuality. From the beginning, these rebellions were interlinked, and the resulting new social movements have reshaped societies around the world. This course explores the history of scholarly and activist arguments about gender norms, sexual mores, and their relationship to each other and to other inequalities. We will look at key nodes and moments from the second wave, gay liberation, black and latina feminisms, queer theory, and more, examining the successes and failures of select currents of thought up to the present. It goes without saying that we seek to understand the connections among various kinds of social inequality with the wider political-economic system.
Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Cultural Studies.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.