Social Norms and Social Power (FYS)|
|Course Cluster: Disability Studies, Queer Studies|
This FYS is an interdisciplinary exploration of the privileges and penalties associated with "the normal" in the United States. We will think through the intersections of queerness, race, ethnicity, class, disability, and gender in terms of social power, drawing on novels, ethnographies, memoirs, and films. Throughout, we will pay particular attention to the ways bodily difference and social identity interarticulate with "normalness" to locate individuals within hierarchical power structures, and we will think creatively about ways to challenge this.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings TBD. Potentially: Eli Clare, EXILE AND PRIDE; Chrys Ingraham, WHITE WEDDINGS; Michael Warner, THE TROUBLE WITH NORMAL; Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, NOBODY PASSES; Leslie Feinberg, STONE BUTCH BLUES; Samuel Delany, TIMES SQUARE RED, TIMES SQUARE BLUE; Dean Spade, NORMAL LIFE; Sins Invalid, SKIN, TOOTH and BONE; Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, DIRTY RIVER: A QUEER FEMME OF COLOR DREAMING HER WAY HOME; Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A BLACK LIVES MATTER MEMOIR
|Examination and Assignments: |
In-class discussion, short reading papers, final paper/project and portfolio.
|Instructor(s): Weiss,Margot Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 15||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|