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GWS 395 EV - Intermediate Topics GWS - Latinx Feminisms

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Course Information: Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 9 hours; may be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 12 hours.

Special Instructions:

Same as LLS 396- Latinx Feminisms 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 b

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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