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AADS 3340 Gender and Sexuality in African American History (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the intersections of gender and sexuality as both categories of identity and modes of power in the shaping of the historical experiences of African Americans. Through readings and lecture, we will explore three broad and interconnecting themes: how cultural understandings of race have impacted cultural understandings of gender and sexuality (and vice versa); how dominant cultural notions of gender and sexuality have underpinned relations of power between blacks and whites; and how gender and sexuality have shaped relationships within African American communities.


Instructor(s): Martin Summers

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with: HIST4484

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Last Updated: 23-Mar-17