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2021-2022 Catalog

GOVT 416 Critical Theory: Power and Resistance

Should theorists just describe the world or, in cases of injustice, should they endeavor to change it? This course will explore an interconnected set of efforts to fulfill this latter task, through a wide variety of texts concerning power, domination, and the possibility of liberation. Although we will begin with Marxist concerns for class and exploitation, the second half of the course will interrogate forms of violence associated with race, normality, and gender. [W]


GOVT 104 and one from GOVT 241, GOVT 244, GOVT 245, GOVT 246, GOVT 248, GOVT 341, PHIL 260 or permission instructor