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Nancy C.M Hartsock
POL S 514
Seattle Campus

Selected Topics in Political Theory

Selected topics, historical and conceptual, national, regional, and universal. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Class description

Description This course focuses on issues of epistemology and power--in the form of both explicit and implicit standpoint theories. The readings take up these issues in a variety of contexts, such as the ways science and techology organize the contemporary world, or the effects of differential forms of embodiment on the creation of knowledged. They all do so in the context of efforts to come to understand issues of race, sexuality, and embodiment in a global political context. Readings include several classic feminist texts such as Patricia Hill Collins, Black Feminist thought, Donna Haraway, Modest Witness@Second Millennium, Judith butler, Bodies That Matter, and others.

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General method of instruction

Requirements. Course requirements include a weekly response paper, participation in group which leads one class discussion, and a final paper of about 20 pages.

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Class assignments and grading


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Last Update by Suman C. Chhabra
Date: 11/12/2002