Interethnic Intimacies: Producing and Consuming
Critical examination of cultural dynamics, political economies, and ethical implications of interethnic intimacies or intercourse as represented from and about Asia. Examines shifts within and beyond Asia, asking why cultural representations matter in ways societies construct, produce, and consume objects of desire and repulsion. Texts from literature and visual culture read along with theories of critical race studies, gender and sexuality, postcolonialism, globalization, visual culture, and other representative technologies of the Self/Other. This course will be taught entirely on the campus of DKU (Duke Kunshan University) in China.