Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption

AMES515S

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. May be taught simultaneously with AMES 415S with additional requirements. Students who have taken the freshman seminar are not eligible. One course / 3 units.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

LIT515S
AMI515S
VMS515S
ICS515S
WOMENST505S

Curriculum Codes: 

ALP, CCI, CZ, EI