SEM:QUEER RESISTANCES

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Study of Women and Gender

Course Number: 
312
Institution: 
Smith College
How do we know what it means to identify as lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual, or transgender? Why do these terms mean different things to different people and in different contexts? How does claiming or refusing to claim a sexual identity affect community formation or social change? This seminar will explore constructions of queer collective identities, communities, and social protest. We will pay explicit attention to how queer identities, communities, and movements are racialized, shaped by class, gendered, and contextual. Drawing on historical, theoretical, narrative, and ethnographic sources, we will examine multiple sites of queer resistance including local communities, academic institutions, media, the state, social movement organizations, and the Internet. We will examine the consequences of various theories of gender, sexuality, and resistance for how we interpret the shapes that queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identity, community, and social movements take. Prerequisites: SWG 150, one additional course in the major and permission of the instructor.
Comments: 

Instructor Permission. Not open to first-years, sophomores

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
39988-S13

Course Sections

SEM:QUEER RESISTANCES
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Nancy Whittier

nwhittie@smith.edu

T 01:00-02:50

FORD 015