Jun 22, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WGSS 240 - Comparative Feminisms: Whiteness and Postcolonialisms

This course brings together discourses that have remained somewhat parallel and unrelated–Whiteness Studies and Postcolonial Studies.  It is based on the premise that ‘whiteness’ as an academic/social framework stems from and is intertwined with social and political identity-based movements (feminist, critical race, etc.).  In other words, studies of the intersection of gender, race, class, and nation initiated in the post-colonizing imagination seeks to shake up paradigms of power, and whiteness studies shares in this effort.  This course explores where and how the notion of ‘whiteness’ converges and diverges from post-colonialism.  

  Prerequisite(s): Sophomore or junior standing, or permission of instructor; one introductory core or cross-listed course in the department recommended. Every other year. (4 Credits)