AMCULT 341 - Feminist Thought
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
AMCULT 240 or WOMENSTD 240, and one additional WOMENSTD course.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores important trends and debates in feminist theory over the last three decades. We will approach this vibrant period in feminist thought as an ongoing conversation among scholars in various disciplines and between scholars and activists about how best to understand and challenge the operation of power, power that constitutes differences between women and men and, as importantly, differences among women--those, for instance, of race, class, sexuality, and nation. We will also explore the relationship of particular theories to political practice and changing historical circumstances.

This is an introductory survey course that does not assume prior familiarity with feminist theory. We will nonetheless move at a quick pace through different areas of feminist thought, with each week introducing new texts, ideas, and methods of critique that will be drawn on in subsequent weeks. It is thus important to prepare for and participate fully in each week of the seminar. Seminar participants should also be prepared to engage not only in feminist critique, but also in critiques of various forms of feminism, specifically in regards to questions of difference among women — race, sexuality, class, etc. — and in regards to the notion of "woman" as a stable subject position in general.

(Requirement for the Women's Studies Concentration)

AMCULT 341 - Feminist Thought
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001 (SEM)
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19151
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
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23357
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10Enrollment Management
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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