WOMENSTD 285 - Love and Intimacy in Asia
Winter 2017, Section 001
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Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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This course focuses on recent anthropological scholarship on romance in contemporary Asia through to examine how intimate relationships shape human experiences. Drawing from ethnographies of these diverse cultural contexts, we will consider changing perceptions of what makes relationships successful, and changing expectations about the role of romantic love in marriage. Through readings and films, we investigate the increasingly popular idealization of "companionate marriages," in which spouses are ideally linked by affection, and the subjectivities promoted by these ideals. Our ethnographic examples include queer and straight experiences, and a diversity of racial, cultural, classed, and gendered representations.

Course Requirements:

Readings, discussion, three papers

Intended Audience:

All interested undergrads

Class Format:

Two 90-minute seminar meetings


WOMENSTD 285 - Love and Intimacy in Asia
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