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Module TROUBLING IDENTITIES: RACE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY

Module code: AN355
Credits: 5
Semester: 2
Department: ANTHROPOLOGY
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr Thomas Strong (ANTHROPOLOGY)
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This seminar focuses a reflexive and critical anthropological lens on contemporary identity politics. The module samples historical genealogies of identities today, as well as philosophical, social scientific, and historical analyses of how the self has come to be a key problem in contemporary society. We will review several of the dominant frameworks that shape contemporary identity politics, including multiculturalism and the politics of recognition, representation and cultural appropriation, inequality and intersectionality, violence and victimhood, and so on. Examining the norms and forms of thought that make identity intelligible as a political problem, as well as the forms of domination and resistance that comprise the substance of the political struggles associated with identities, the module hopes to generate fresh thinking for overcoming social injustice.

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