Rahul K Gairola
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.
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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