S-Asian American Feminisms

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Women,Gender,Sexuality Studies
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UMass Amherst
How have the figures of the Chinese bachelor, the geisha, the war bride, the hermaphrodite, the orphan, the tiger mother, the Asian nerd, the rice king, the rice queen, and the trafficked woman shaped understandings of Asian Americans, and how have these representations been critiqued by Asian American feminist scholars and writers? Is there a body of work that constitutes "Asian American feminism(s)" and what are its distinctive contributions to the field of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies? How does this body of work illuminate historical and contemporary configurations of gender, sexuality, race, class, nation, citizenship, migration, empire, war, neoliberalism and globalization? In exploring these questions, this course examines Asian American histories, bodies, identities, diasporic communities, representations, and politics through multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, including social science research, literature, popular representations, film, poetry and art.
This course counts toward the theory requirement for WGSS majors.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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S-Asian American Feminisms
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Miliann Kang mkang@umass.edu TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM South College Room W219