Cultural Studies | Gender, Citizenship and Belonging
C701 | 13054 | Friedman
Gender and sexuality offer a valuable lens through which to analyze
recent challenges to existing citizenship regimes around the world.
Drawing on a growing body of interdisciplinary scholarship in gender
and sexuality studies, history, legal studies, anthropology, political
science, and cultural studies, this course will examine the role of
gender and sexuality in changing im/migration trends, techniques and
technologies of border regulation, and modes of citizenship. We will
analyze citizenship as both an official, legal status and a form of
belonging produced through everyday practices, affective ties, and
social relationships. Through attention to the contentious nature of
regulatory practices and struggles over citizenship, we will explore
how diverse claims to belonging have emerged over time in relation to
identity politics, state classificatory schemes, national imaginaries,
and the shifting borders of nation-states.