Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    
    Nov 29, 2021  
Courses of Study 2021-2022
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FGSS 3400 - [Refugees and the Politics of Vulnerability: Intersections of Feminist Theory and Practice]

(crosslisted) AMST 3420 GOVT 3401  
(CA-AS, GLC-AS, SCD-AS)      
Fall. Not offered: 2021-2022. Next offered: 2022-2023. 4 credits. Student option grading.

J. Juffer.

“We’re undone by each other. And if we’re not, we’re missing something,” writes Judith Butler in Precarious Life. Can our mutual vulnerability serve as the basis for political intervention and social justice? More specifically, how does a politics of vulnerability help us address the worldwide refugee crisis? How does it limit or preclude an understanding of certain conditions? How might the notion of precarity / precarious lives supplement vulnerability? We will use the growing body of feminist scholarship on vulnerability in law, philosophy, migration studies, and other fields to analyze the refugee crisis in particular locations, including Central American refugees being detained in the U.S. and Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe. We will focus on the intersections of media representation, immigration policy, and activism.



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