Five College Consortium

Feminist Theory

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Women's & Gender Studies

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Amherst College

In this course we will investigate contemporary feminist thought from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. We will focus on key issues in feminist theory, such as the sex/gender debate, sexual desire and the body, the political economy of gender, the creation of the "queer" as subject, and the construction of masculinity, among others. This course aims also to think through the ways in which these concerns intersect with issues of race, class, the environment and the nation. Texts include feminist philosopher Judith Butler's Gender Trouble, anthropologist Kamala Visweswaran's Fictions of Feminist Ethnography, and feminist economist Bina Agarwal's The Structure of Patriarchy.

Spring semester. Professor Shandilya.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Feminist Theory
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Krupa Shandilya

TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM

JOCH 202