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    Macalester College
  Jan 21, 2018
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WGSS 300 - Advanced Feminist/Queer Theories and Methodologies

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This course is an in-depth study of some specific theories and methodologies on which contemporary feminist and queer thinkers have based their analysis, critique, and reconstruction of men’s and women’s roles. Some guiding questions are: What is a Nation? Who are its citizens? How do language and gender roles shape the ways we imagine our roles as men and women? Do sexuality or economy affect how we subscribe to or resist political ideologies? In previous offerings, the course has explored the intersection of Postcolonialism (gendered critiques of colonizing sociopolitical and economic structures) with Postmodernism (gendered critiques of language, sexuality, culture, and nation). The course will include film, photography, music, and the writings of Butler, Foucault, Chodorow, Kristeva, hooks, Spivak, and Trinh, among others. It offers ways to create links with local community and social-work organizations. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor, and at least one intermediate-level WGSS core course. WGSS 200  highly recommended. Alternate years. (4 Credits)