Bodies, Gender, and Domination

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Gender and Domination

Spring 2020

Taught By: Chiara Bottici

Section: AX

CRN: 6800

Credits: 4

Why do people fight for their own servitude as if it were their own deliverance? This is a question that has been at the heart of philosophy for a long time under the heading of voluntary servitude, ideology or, more recently, domination. The aim of this class is to explore how gender theories have proved capable of addressing such a problem in a way that challenged some of the most established tenets of the Western philosophical canon. In particular, we aim to explore the role that the body, as the site of specific predicaments, plays within it. We will proceed through a close analysis of key texts of socialist feminism, anarchafeminism, psychoanalytic feminism, queer and postcolonial theory, and we will apply these readings to concrete examples of lived experience.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 11:01am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2020 - 5/8/2020