Feminist Political Thought

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PSCI 280 920
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HANLEY, DANIELLE

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GSWS280920
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This course will investigate contemporary feminist thought from a variety of perspectives. We will focus on key issues in feminist theory including debates around sex and gender, the place of the body and desire, queer subjectivity, and the construction of gender. The first part of the course will focus on the history and development of feminist thought, exploring first and second wave feminist thinkers and activists. The course will then move into an examination of the different strands of feminist thought as they exist today, considering the diverse theoretical dilemmas that have emerged over time. In particular, this course aims to think about the ways in which the concerns of feminist theory intersect with issues of race and class. Texts include work by Judith Butler, Iris Marion Young, Patricia Hill Collins, bell hooks, and Simone de Beauvoir, among others.

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