2020-21 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    Jul 30, 2021  
2020-21 Pomona College Catalog
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GWS186 PO - Theories of the Body

When Offered: Last offered fall 2019.
Instructor(s): Staff
Credit: 1

The body has been theorized, understood and controlled in a variety of ways by artists, theorists, politicians, governments and churches, amongst many others. This course will examine the multiple modes by which the body has been understood and imagined, drawing primarily from queer, feminist, disability and critical race scholars. In addition, we will explore the political implications of how the body is theorized. Rather than perpetuating a universalist understanding of the body as ahistorical or demanding an over-determined particularity around the body that neglects forms of relationality, we will seek to balance questions of bodily matter and experience with gestures towards relations to another. We will read scholars such as Hortense Spillers, Saba Mahmood, Michel Foucault, Susan Stryker, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Jean-Luc Nancy, Mel Chen, Bryan Turner and Gilles Deleuze. Prerequisites: GWS 026 PO  or FGSS 036 SC  and one upper-division course in GWS.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 3; Analyzing Difference



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