LSOC

2060

Global Critical Theory

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global Critical Theory

Fall 2020

Taught By: Chiara Bottici and Benoit Challand

Section: AX

CRN: 8763

Credits: 4

Critical theory is often presented as a tradition rooted in the Western philosophical canon and thus hardly applicable to non-Western contexts. Some strands of postcolonial theories are presented as an opposition to that tradition, while revived interests in theories from the Global South or in Third Worldism provide yet another angle to the objectives of emancipation and liberation. This course provides an introduction to global critical theory, that is to a body of thought produced by thinkers from all around the globe and that starts with epistemological questions around conceptions of geographical space (what does it mean to speak about north and south, and east and west? can there be a center in a globe?) and time (what does it mean to divide it into categories such as ancient, modern or contemporary?). We will explore these questions by focusing on intersection of race, gender and class, and by exploring how they are developed in a variety of media, from post-colonial, de-colonial and settler-colonial scholarly literature to movies and other multimedia material circulating on the internet. Special attention will be given to indigenous feminist and critical race theories, as well as Latin American, Caribbean, African and Asian studies and their criticism of Eurocentrism.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (LSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 36

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 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: 10:01am 5/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/4/2020 - 12/18/2020