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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WGSS 220 - Feminist Reconstructions: Indian

A historical accident has led to the creation and use of ‘Indian’ in very different geographies-North America and South Asia. We will study what happens when these diverse cultural and political depictions of ‘Indian’ are juxtaposed. Through an intersection of gender with nation, race, class, and sexuality, we will discuss the connections between the concepts of native, ancient, and modern, nation and citizenship, hyphenated and hybrid identities, global cultural consumption, and old/new forms of marginalization, to name some issues. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or permission of instructor; at least one introductory-level WGSS core course or cross-listed course recommended. (4 Credits)