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Amanda L Swarr
GWSS 545
Seattle Campus

Transnational Sexualities

Focuses on transnational processes such as colonialism and globalization, imperialism, and consumerism. Analyzes attempts to both codify and undermine universal queer subjects. Participants theorize sexual practices, discourses, and histories through explorations of tourism, HIV/AIDS, immigration, and other interstices of transnational intimacies.

Class description

This graduate seminar will explore themes in the emerging field of postcolonial queer and sexuality studies. Focusing on transnational processes such as colonialism and globalization, imperialism and consumerism, students will analyze attempts to both codify and undermine universal queer and gendered subjects. Participants in this class will theorize sexual practices, discourses, and histories through explorations of tourism, HIV/AIDS, immigration, terrorism, indigeneity, and many other instances of transnational intimacies.

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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 Amanda L Swarr
Date: 12/06/2011