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WAGS0317

Transgender Hist Ident Pol

Transgender Histories, Identities, and Politics
In this course, we will critically investigate the historical, political, social, and cultural conditions and contexts that have enabled the category "transgender" to emerge into its contemporary use by exploring topics such as: historical shifts in the medicalization and pathologization of gender and sexual deviance; differing and competing constructions of "sex" and "gender" in academia, feminist critiques of transexual identities and technologies, and the controversies and challenges surrounding transgender rights. We will examine these topics through a wide range of readings alongside a weekly documentary film screening. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Women's & Gender Studies
Department:
Prog in Women's & Gender Study
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC
Equivalent Courses:
SOAN0317

Sections

Fall 2012

WAGS0317A-F12 Lecture (Kelly)

Spring 2012

WAGS0317A-S12 Lecture (Kelly)

Fall 2009

WAGS0317A-F09 Lecture (Kelly)