POLSCI 409 - Twentieth Century Political Thought
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Advisory Prerequisites:
POLSCI 101, 302 or an equivalent.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Debates about “identity politics” and its attendant terms are everywhere. From college campuses to social movements like #BlackLivesMatter and #IdleNoMore to twitter wars, identity has become a crucial currency of political debate within contemporary liberal and left politics. This course will introduce students to many of the key theoretical and political debates about identity and difference, intersectionality, and oppression through the lens of contemporary political theory. Rather than assuming a stable, pre-given meaning to identity politics and intersectionality, this class will draw on feminist theory, and women of color feminism in particular to interrogate conventional understandings of diversity and inclusion. Readings include: Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor, Kimberle Crenshaw, Iris-Marion Young, Wendy Brown, Dean Spade, Ange-Marie Hancock, Cathy Cohen and others.

POLSCI 409 - Twentieth Century Political Thought
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001 (REC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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