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GCST3637: Cultural Politics of Difference

This unit follows a decolonial feminist ethics of learning through: (1) Complaining, (2) Caring and (3) Creating. We begin by exploring methodologies of complaint and critique through Indigenous, decolonial, postcolonial, critical race, and queer feminist scholarships. Second, we slow down to ask after and reflect on issues we care about in our diverse communities. Finally, we turn to modes of creating academic-activism, which could range from poetry to policy writing, cookbooks to comics, theatre to technology. From our classroom, we work in solidarity to bring to the attention of communities we belong to new proposals that will help us respond to challenges and injustices in the world.

Code GCST3637
Academic unit Gender and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender Studies or Cultural Studies
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of cultural differences in contemporary social contexts, drawing on critical theories and methodologies.
  • LO2. Demonstrate strong knowledge of critical theories and methodologies that have been used to apprehend complex social and cultural realities.
  • LO3. Confidently apply knowledge of theoretical and methodological approaches to real-world concerns.
  • LO4. Produce a creative, critically reflexive response using unit understandings to address a complex real life problem.
  • LO5. Critically reflect on the challenges and opportunities of seeking to intervene in or change the conditions of everyday life.
  • LO6. Develop an ethics of care and social responsibility to different and diverse communities.