GEND&SEX IN ASIAN AMERICA

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Study of Women and Gender
Course Number: 
233
Institution: 
Smith College
Dragon ladies, lotus blossoms, geisha girls: The U.S. cultural imaginary is saturated with myths regarding Asian sexuality and gender. This interdisciplinary course intervenes into this dominant imaginary by exploring feminist and queer frameworks derived from Asian American contexts: immigration, labor, militarism, so-called “terrorism,” beauty, family, and movement-building. Through a mix of scholarly, creative, activist, literary, and media texts, we will challenge preconceived notions of Asian Americans as “model minorities,” repressed, politically regressive, or hyper-sexual, as well as explore the diversity of Asian American gender and sexuality offered within literature, film, performance, and culture. Prerequisite: SWG 150.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
10743-F19

Course Sections

GEND&SEX IN ASIAN AMERICA
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Jina Kim jbkim@smith.edu TTh 01:20-02:35