Queer Feelings

Subject Name: 
Critical Social Inquiry
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Hampshire College
In the last decade, queer scholars have turned away from the study of identity and textuality to consider the role of affect and emotion in the production, circulation, and regulation of sexuality, race, and gender. This course examines a new body of work in queer studies, feminist studies, and sexuality studies that explores emotion and affect as central to operation of social, political, and economic power. Topics will include, mental illness, hormones, happiness, sex, trauma, labor, identity, and social movements, among others. Students will work to consider how emotions and affect are connected to larger systems of power like capitalism; white supremacy; heteropatriarchy; terrorism and war; the prison; the media; and medicine.
Power, Community and Social Justice Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research Students are expected to spend 6-8 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Queer Feelings
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Stephen Dillon spdCSI@hampshire.edu 10:30AM-11:50AM M;10:30AM-11:50AM W Franklin Patterson Hall 105;Franklin Patterson Hall 105