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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2018-19

WGSS 35.01 What's the T? Gender Variance and Identity Politics in Modernity

This course will critically investigate the historical, political, social, and cultural conditions and contexts that have enabled gender variant identities, politics, and communities to emerge and transform. Course materials foreground the relationship between identity and power, highlighting the role that race, sexuality, class, and nation play in the stratification within and variation among trans and gender variant identities, communities, and experiences. We will explore topics such as: historical shifts in the medicalization and pathologization of gender and sexual variance; differing and competing constructions of "sex" and "gender" in academia; how race, ethnicity, class, and nation contribute to the construction and maintenance of gender variant communities, homonormative policies, and both interpersonal and systemic inequities; feminist critiques of gender variant identities and body technologies; controversies and challenges surrounding transgender rights; and, the ways in which trans and gender variant people’s lives and futures are shaped by a culture of neo-liberal capitalism.  

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:SOC; WCult:CI

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


Not offered in the period 18F to 19S