GAWS 239 - Sex, Race and Citizenship
1.5 HU, 1.5 SS, WR, CD New Course added 04/10/2006
Second Semester. At a time when “terrorism” looms within and beyond the U.S. nation-state’s borders, maintaining and policing the racial, gender, and sexual configuration of the U.S. citizenry become central. Using feminist, queer, critical race, postcolonial and other scholarship, this course will ask: How has the U.S. nation-state configured citizenship through productions of racial, gender, sexual, and national differences? What is at stake in debates over immigration, civil rights, sexual and familial practices, reproductive rights, and
militarization? How can we queer citizenship and U.S. empire, disrupting normative citizenships and the naturalization U.S. neo-liberal democracy? All students will be required to complete a research paper based on analysis of primary sources. This course fulfills the feminist theory requirement for GAWS majors.
Prerequisites & Notes
Enrollment Limit: 30
Credits: 3 Hours
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