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CAST 251 - “Unstable” Bodies: An Introduction to Dis/ability Studies


Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 Hours
Attribute: 3 HU, CD, WR
New course added 06.03.10

This course examines how constructions of ability and disability pertain to U.S. national and global identity formations. For example, we will examine how metaphors of nationhood depend on the articulation of able-bodied subjects. Beyond the normative, however, notions of “unstable bodies” also produce the illusion of a coherent subject. Using a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, this course will explore the transnational histories of eugenics, theories and critiques of space, and heteronormative constructions of disability.
Enrollment Limit: 30
Instructor: K. Thompson



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