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Alys E. Weinbaum
C LIT 535
Seattle Campus

Cultural Criticism and Ideology Critique II

Offerings vary to cover individual theorists and particular manifestations of cultural criticism and ideology critique.

Class description

This course has two aims. First, to treat several key works by Marx and Engels, examining concepts such as history and class, capital and labor, and fetishism and ideology. And, second, to explore parts of Marx and Engels corpus that are of particular relevance to the study of race, slavery and colonialism, and to treat a wide range of works by modern and contemporary theorists who have attempted to synthesize Marxism with anti-racist and anti-imperialist critique. Throughout the quarter emphasis will be placed on close reading of texts and on elaboration and analysis of the dialogues that are emergent amongst them. Previous course work in philosophy or critical theory will be helpful, but is not required as a prerequisite.

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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 Alys E. Weinbaum
Date: 08/07/2012