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Rahul K Gairola
CHID 390
Seattle Campus

Colloquium in the History of Ideas

Basic theoretical issues in the comparative history of ideas as a disciplined mode of inquiry; examination of representative historical figures and problems. Primarily for majors.

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We will track the interpretation of texts and cultures in the frame of inter-connected identity formations that can be called race/ class/ gender/ sexuality/ (dis)ability. Our point of departure will be Deleuze & Guittari's notion of the rhizome as a means for exploring the intersectional nature of the aforementioned aspects of identity, and also for re-thinking the socio-political stakes of the CHID program overall.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Rahul K Gairola
Date: 05/07/2008