HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 012 Transgender American Histories
Term: FA 2017
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In 2014, Time Magazine announced “The Transgender Tipping Point” as the “next civil rights frontier.” Even as transgender celebrities including Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have drawn national audiences, bathrooms have become battlegrounds for gender justice, and trans people have been targeted by hate crimes and state violence. While trans rights may appear to be a relatively new phenomenon, even a “frontier,” transgender and gender non-conforming people and communities have a long history in the United States.


This course seeks to explore contemporary transgender movements, politics, and identities in historical context. We will look at trans pasts to analyze how gender systems and identities are historically constructed, and we will use our historical work to think critically about trans futures. Throughout the course, we will be particularly attentive to the ways that race, ethnicity, class, citizenship, and ability are woven into and constitutive of gender and gender variance.

HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
P
29765
Open
15
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LEC)
P
30432
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
30433
Open
23
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
005 (LEC)
 
30434
Open
39
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
30435
Open
19
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
30436
Open
20
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (LEC)
P
33733
Open
6
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
011 (SEM)
P
33446
Open
11
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
012 (SEM)
P
33447
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 1476709130
Redefining realness : my path to womanhood, identity, love & so much more, Author: Mock, Janet, 1983-
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0822357585
Arresting dress : cross-dressing, law, and fascination in nineteenth-century san francisco., Publisher: Duke University Press 2014
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 158005224X
Transgender history, Author: Susan Stryker., Publisher: Seal Press 2008
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0822360403
Normal life administrative violence, critical trans politics, and the limits of law, Author: Spade, Dean, 1977-, Publisher: Duke University Press 2015
Required
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