American Studies 337a/HW&GS
337a, DISCOURSES OF DISSENT AND
DEVIANCE. Alexandra Chasin.
Th 2.30-4.20 Not cr/d/f III(0)
A presentation of alternative models for understanding “deviant” behavior
in selected case studies and cultural texts. Topics include deviance as
an extension of culturally dominant values and individuals who have crossed
the conventional borders between the normal and the deviant, with particular
attention to the categories of race, sex, gender identity, and class.
Cases include anorexia as hyperfemininity (Bordo) and matricide as repressed
homo-Oedipalism (Borden). Texts include The Moynihan Report and works by
Carnegie, Feinberg, Guare, and Segrest.
Anthropology 388ag, ANTHROPOLOGIES
OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Kira Hall.
T 1.30-3.20 III(0)
An examination of the ways in which “anthropological”-“discourse” is
discussed and analyzed. The fundamentals of “discourse” analysis, as developed
in ethnography of speaking, jargon studies, vector analysis, and interactional
English 204a, GREAT
WOMEN WRITERS. Harold
Close readings of Moses, Homer, Dickinson. Not a survey course.
German Studies 306a/History
453a, THE CULTURAL POLITICS
OF RACE AND NATION. Erik
T 9.30-11.20 Not cr/d/f II(0)
An examination of the connections between discourses of race and nation.
Novels, films, music, and historical monographs are used to explore how
Semitism and being German are intimately connected and only understood
in relation to each other.
Political Science 119a, WESTERN MORAL
THOUGHT, 1975-1981. Ian Shapiro.
MW 9.30-10.20, 1 HTBA III(0)
A look at developments in political discourse and moral theory in this
crucial period of recent history. Emphasis on the relation between political
theories and cultural expression, freedom and constraint, and the tension
between liberty and equality. Readings from Steinem, Prince, Sex Pistols,
Political Science 201a/Sociology 208a, SEXUALITY AFTER
Eva Bertram and Kim Blankenship.
M 1.30-3.20 Not cr/d/f III(36)
Examination of the ways that public policies are structured and in
turn structure private sexual choices. Focus on four concepts that have
been especially important in qualitative studies of the United States–race,
class, gender, and ethnicity. Diversification of the sexual economy in
microeconomic perspective. Sexuality as resistance:-“screwing the system.”
In-depth examination of recent efforts to fund Viagra through Medicaid.
Discussion of a variety of feminist perspectives, among them cultural feminism,
socialist feminism, Green feminism, Red feminism, mauve feminism, postcolonial
feminism, postmodern feminism, poststructuralist feminism, vehicular feminism,
and queer theory.
Sociology 321a/HW&GS 402a,
CLOTHING, CLASS, AND CULTURE.
T 9.30-11.20 Not cr/d/f III(0)
From sumptuary laws to fraternity streakers, clothing or its lack has
been a hotly contested arena of cultural practice. In this class we will
study feminist and Freudian reinterpretations of the codpiece, the rise
of the Gap, and the transgendered implications of the “skort.” Readings
from Foucault, Plato, Ciccone (“Vogue”).