Frances Winddance Twine
Topics vary, but always focus on ethnic group relations and nationalism viewed from a broad, comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. Emphasis is heavily cross-cultural, and the geographical coverage world-wide.
This interdisciplinary seminar is structured around a series of guest speakers and discussions of assigned readings that will examine innovative as well as classicial theoretical and empirical explorations of racism and nationalism as inflected by gender inequalities. The goal of this course is to unsettle conventional concepual frameworks which examine race and nationalism in isolation from gender inequalities. Drawing upon developments in the fields (and subfields) of feminist studies, cultural studies, comparative racial studies, sociology of culture, film studies and economics, this graduate seminar provides an interdisciplinary introduction to an analysis of the relationship between racial and gender inequalities in several national contexts.
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