Five College Consortium

Embodiment: Marx to Butler

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Gender Studies
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Mount Holyoke College
We examine the writing of major nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century theorists, such as Marx, Nietzche, Freud, Dubois, Arendt, Fanon, Foucault, Butler, and others through the lens of embodiment. Rather than read theory as an abstract entity, we explore how theory itself is an embodiment of actual lives in which human beings experience life as precarious. What are the social conditions that create vulnerable bodies? How do thinkers who lived or are living precarious lives represent these bodies? Through a series of case studies based on contemporary examples of precarity, we examine the legacy and materiality of critical social thought.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Embodiment: Marx to Butler
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Karen Remmler TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Shattuck Hall 107