Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM / 3301 Wesley W Posvar Hall / CRN 31019
This course explores theoretical and ethnographic approaches to global intimacies, particularly intimate and reproductive labor such as domestic work, sex work, surrogacy, medical tourism, cross-border marriages, and others. Readings will focus on particular ethnographic case studies from different parts of the world that illustrate how global mobilities are linked to intimate relations. We will explore intersections of sex, gender, labor, power, love and money in a globalized world, and will examine theoretical approaches informed by feminism, migration studies, queer studies, postmodernism, and debates relating to capitalism, globalization, gender, and human trafficking. This course is particularly relevant to those with an academic interest in the intimate cultural and critical politics of sex, love, labor, and gendered migration within the context of global capitalism.
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