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WMST 4050H: Feminism and Critical Race Theory

Fall 2019

Course Readings

Sept 9 | Introduction: Understanding Race and Racism

Winant, Howard. 2000. “Race and race theory.” Annual review of sociology, 26(1): 169-185.

Frankenberg, Ruth. 2001. “The Mirage of an Unmarked Whiteness.” In The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness. Eds. Birgit Brander Rasmussen et al. Duke University Press: 72-96.


Omi, M. and Winant, H. 2014. Racial formation in the United States. Routledge: 9-15.
BATA - E 184 .A1 O46 1986

DiAngelo, Robin. 2011. “White Fragility,” International Journal of Critical Pedagogy 3: 3, 54-70.

Sept 16 | Knowledge/Power

Shohat, Ella & Robert Stam. 1994. “Introduction” and “From Eurocentrism to Polycentrism.” In Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media. Eds. Ella Shohat and Robert Stam. New York, NY: Routledge, 1994: 1-6 and 13-25.
BATA - PN 1993.5 .D44 S56 1994

Hall, Stuart. 2018. “The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power.” In Race and Racialization: Essential Readings. Eds. Das Gupta et al. Canadian Scholars: 85-93.
BATA - HT 1521 .R239 2007

Sept 23 | The Lay of the Land: Nationalism, Race, Gender

McClintock, Anne. 1995. Excerpt from Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest. Routledge: 21-65.


Anderson, Benedict. Chapter 3, Imagined Communities. London, Verso, 1983.

Bannerji, Himani. 1997. “Geography lessons: On being and insider/outsider to the Canadian Nation.” In L. Roman, & L. Eyre (Eds.), Dangerous territories: Struggles for difference and equality. New York, Routledge. 23-41.
BATA - LC 196 .D35 1997

Sep 30 | Orientalism

Said, Edward. 1978. “Introduction.” In Orientalism. Vintage Books Edition: 1-28.
BATA - DS 12 .S24 1979

Abu‐Lughod, L. 2002. Do Muslim women really need saving? Anthropological reflections on cultural relativism and its others. American anthropologist, 104(3): 783-790.


Anderson, Benedict. 2006. “Census, Map, Museum.” In Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London & New York, Verso Books: 163-187.

Mohanty, C.T. 1988. “Under Western eyes: Feminist scholarship and colonial discourses.” Feminist review, (30): 61-88.

Pon, Madge. 1996. “Like a Chinese Puzzle: The Construction of Chinese Masculinity in Jack Canuck.” In Gender and History in Canada. Eds. Joy Parr and Mark Rosenfeld. Toronto: Copp Clark. 88-100.
Available at Bata and Durham Library - HQ 1453 .G451 1996

Oct 7 | Settler Colonialism

Nakano Glenn, Evelyn. 2015. Settler Colonialism as Structure: A Framework for Comparative Studies of U.S. Race and Gender Formation. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 1(1): 52-72.

Lawrence, Bonita and Dua, Enakshi. 2005. Decolonizing antiracism. Social Justice 32 (4 (102)): 120-143.


Walia, Harsha. 2012. "Moving Beyond a Politics of Solidarity toward a Practice of Decolonization." Organize!: Building from the Local for Global Justice: 240-253.

11 Indigenous Resistance Movements You Need To Know. 2014. Available online.

CBC Radio. 2019. “Boys with Braids: Hair as Resistance to Colonization.” Available online.

Oct 28| Citizen

Rankine, Claudia. 2014. Citizen: An American Lyric. Graywolf Press.
You are expected to purchase this book.

Sharpe, Christina. 2016. “Chapter One: The Wake.” In In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Duke University Press: Durham & London: 1-25.

Nov 4 | Fanon

Fanon, Frantz. 1967. “The Fact of Blackness.” In Black Skin, White Masks. New York: Grove Press: 109-140.
BATA - GN 645 .F313

Nov 11 | GET OUT!

Hill Collins, Patricia. 2000. “Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other Controlling Images.” Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and The Politics of Empowerment. Routledge: 76-94.

hooks, bell. 2006. “Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance.” In Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks, edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas M. Kellner, Malden, MA: Blackwell University Press, 366–380.

Nov 18 | Psychoanalytic and Affective Approaches to Race

Cheng, Anne Anlin. 2000. “The Melancholy of Race.” In The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief. Oxford University Press: 3-29.

Ahmed, Sara. 2004. Affective economies. Social text, 22(2): 117-139.

Nov 25 | CTRL + ALT(right) + DEL: White Supremacy

Smith, Andrea. 2006. Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing. Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology. Eds. INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. (66-73)

Ferber, Abby L. 2007. "The construction of Black masculinity: White supremacy now and then." Journal of Sport and Social Issues 31.1: 11-24.

Dec 2 | Borders/Frontiers of Empire

Puar, Jasbir K. and Amit S. Rai. 2002. “Monster, Terrorist, Fag: The War on Terrorism and the Production of Docile Patriots.” Social Text 72. 20.3 Fall: 117-148.


Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2018. National (in) security and the shifting affective fields of terror in the case of Omar Khadr. Norma, 13(3-4): 250-264.