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Michael P. Brown
GEOG 572
Seattle Campus

Research Seminar: Queer Geographies

Explores the relationship between queer theory and critical human geography. Covers classic themes and debates, as well as new and emerging topics. Asks how geographic thought can be queered, as well as how queer studies can be augmented or critiqued with a geographical imagination. Offered: A.

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For Fall 2013 quarter this seminar this year will take up questions of biopolitics and biopower. Our readings will focus on the works of Nicholas Rose, among others, to work through questions of the body, population as well as “life itself”. Questions of space, sexuality, and sex will be woven through the seminar. Students interested in health and medical geography, population and political geography- as well as feminist and queer geography- might be interested in this course.

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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 Michael P. Brown
Date: 04/30/2013