Feminist Political Thought

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Feminist Political Thought
Fall 2024
Taught By: Rose Owen
Section: A

CRN: 16366

Credits: 3

Previously maligned as embarrassing and problematic, second-wave thought has recently garnered renewed attention. Feminist political theorists today find that second-wave texts offer resources to rethink sexual violence, economic domination, the institution of the family, dilemmas of intersectionality, and the very definition of politics itself. In this course, we will revisit second-wave texts, alongside contemporary readings, to consider this project of canonization. The course will raise the following questions: Why, in our moment, have contemporary feminists found it fruitful to return to the 1970s and 80s? What resources do second-wave texts offer for thinking perennial political problems anew? And how should we periodize the second wave? Assigned authors include Simone de Beauvoir, Andrea Dworkin, Shulamith Firestone, Silvia Federici, Audre Lorde, and Angela Davis, as well as Amia Srinivasan, Sophie Lewis, Kathi Weeks, and Jennifer Nash. This course would serve as an excellent introduction to feminist political theory.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (POL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:16pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 201
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/3/2024