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LLS 396 EV - Adv Topics Latina/o Studies - Latinx Feminisms

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Examines specific topics in Latina/Latino Studies not addressed in regularly offered courses. Examples include theories of ethnic identity, historical foundations, cultural expression, and relevant topics in public policy studies of Latina/Latino communities. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours.

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Same as GWS 395. This course examines Latinx feminist thinking in its complex and uneven genealogies. As a category, "Latinx" spans myriad geographical, cultural, and political contexts. In order to maintain these complexities, we will consider texts from a range of differently situated thinkers in order to think more deeply about Latinx feminisms. We begin by considering the multiplicity of Latinx identities and their complex relationship to Latinidad. In particular, we will consider the "X" in Latinx as a site of woundedness as well as the complicated relationship between Latinidad and other intersecting identities, paying special attention to trans identity and experience, Indigeneity, and Blackness. Next, we turn our thinking to Latinx bodies in motion through geopolitical forces such as borders in order to consider how Latinx feminists' attention to multiplicity and in-betweeness give rise to a unique theoretical standpoint that complicates easy binaries between North/South. The

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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