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Karen Emmerman Mazner
CHID 250
Seattle Campus

Special Topics: Introduction to the History of Ideas

Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. Satisfies the Gateways major/minor requirement. Offered: AWSp.

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Exploring Inter-Locking Oppressions: Animals, Gender and Difference

Among theorists and activists it is commonplace to focus on one, very particular kind of injustice. Thus, it is not at all unusual to encounter feminist activists who eat and wear animal flesh as well as animal activists who are not particularly concerned with the plight of women. Yet, the marginalization and oppression of animals has been linked (through what Karen Warren calls “the logic of domination”) to the marginalization and oppression of women. It is also often thought that the same forces that relegate women and animals to the realm of the “other” operate on other marginalized groups. In this course we will explore the nature of inter-locking oppressions by examining the connections between the domination of animals and the domination of women as well as other marginalized groups.

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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 Karen Emmerman Mazner
Date: 01/25/2013