Jeanette M. Bushnell
The intersection of race, class, and gender in the lives of women of color in the United States from historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include racism, classism, sexism, activism, sexuality, and inter-racial dynamics between women of color groups. Prerequisite: GWSS 200. Offered: jointly with GWSS 300.
This course examines the intersection of race, class and gender and other human oppressions from historical and contemporary perspectives. We will analyze the construction and enforcement of differences and inequalities in various contexts. We will explore ways in which people have negotiated and resisted these oppressions. In this course you will have an opportunity to develop your own questions and to hone your abilities to think critically about a wide range of issues. We will pay close attention to the relation between theory and practice. In order to do this you will explore, practice and invent participatory approaches to building and sharing critical race, class and gender theory.
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