WGST-234-01 Feminist Disability Studies
Spring for 2017-2018
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This seminar is a feminist exploration of the interdisciplinary field of disability studies.
Throughout the class, we use historical and critical methods to make disability apparent as a category of analysis. Finding disability means finding power and privilege and the task requires us to question what disability is and who constitutes the category. We will examine and critique a range of imagined futures that exclude disability, that construct narrow visions of “the good life,” and promote limited rhetorics of self-improvement. To do this, we will use a variety of productions from various genres—including but not limited to theory texts, accounts of personal experience, visual culture, legal studies, and materials produced by activists involved in direct action strategies.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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