Perspective on gender
Theorizing Gender in a Transnational World: this course is designed to help students develop an intersectional analysis of gender in conjunction with notions of race, class, sexuality, nationality, and power. Through a study of U.S. cultural and political encounters with an imagined “Orient,” the course begins by examining the social construction of gender in 20th and 21st century narratives about war, espionage, national identity, and global power. Next, we consider how gender structures narratives about kinship, nation, and identity. This course serves as a point of entry to key works in cultural studies, feminist theory, and queer theory (Judith Butler, David Eng, Cynthia Enloe, Richard Fung, Stuart Hall, Anne McClintock, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Edward Said, Joan Scott, Michael Warner), and offers a different perspective on contemporary international history and politics. It is also an opportunity to study canonical and popular literary works and films on the U.S. Asia relationship in the global context (David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly; Michael Crichton, Rising Sun; W.E.B. Du Bois, Dark Princess; Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Leslie Chang, Factory Girls; films such as the political thriller The Manchurian Candidate, sentimental romance The King and I, and documentary First Person Plural).
OFCE and LIEPP
“Sharing or not sharing? Intrafamily resources and gender inequalities”
Friday May 12
OFCE, 10 place de Catalogne 75014 Paris