The Politics of Identity

Course Description:

Personal identities are constructed and altered through complex historical, cultural, sociological, and psychological processes and experiences. They are also imbued with power in very different ways. Using a discussion of Identity Politics as a theoretical framework along with an interdisciplinary approach, this course juxtaposes texts that address specific identities such as race, class, disability, gender, and sexuality with texts that address the intersectionality of identities as a way to begin an investigation into the politics of identity.