2022/23 Fall/Winter - Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Topic Courses

WGS434H5S: Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies: Politics of Love and Hate (E. Davis)

Love and hate have become common-sense ways of thinking about the politics of racism and sexism. But what are the implications of thinking about prejudice and violence as “hate” and conversely, understanding “love” as the opposite of prejudice and violence? This course will examine the multifaceted ways that love and hate are not just personal emotional states, but also (1) rhetorical devices used in the reproduction of social structures of inequality, as well as (2) embodied experiences that inform identities, solidarities, and ideologies.