WGS 4360

Course Name: 
Body Politics and the Body Politic

This seminar places feminist and non-feminist debates about body politics—beauty standards, racialization and color politics, transgender movements, body modification, work discipline, commodification, torture, cyborgs, and new corporeal technologies--in the context of a wider universe of political and philosophical writing on embodiment.  Students will be introduced to culturally and historically diverse ways of perceiving, adorning, treating, reconfiguring, and disciplining bodies.  We will consult both ethnographies and a range of analytic sources, from phenomenology to queer theory, Buddhist texts, and the history of science.
This course fulfills the global requirement.

Course Category: 
Sexuality Concentration
Gender Concentration