45.308 Philosophy of Race and Gender

Philosophy of Race and Gender

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31900
Status Active

This course will focus on issues of identity and difference. We will discuss the ways in which group identities are formed and break down. We will discuss how differences are constituted and reconstituted. These issues are central to theories of race and gender, racism and sexism. Some of the questions which we will raise are these: What motivates forming group identities? How are they formed? How is identity used within oppressive social structures? How can it be used to transform society? Why do some differences make a difference and others don�t? Can we choose our group identities?