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Fall 2018 Middle East GR5040 section 001
DECOLONIZING VISION

Call Number 60032
Day & Time
Location
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
403 Knox Hall
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructors Gil Hochberg
Gayatri Gopinath
Type SEMINAR
Course Description This interdisciplinary seminar explores the ways in which racial, imperial, and settler colonial regimes of power instantiate regimes of vision that determine what we see, how we see, and how we are seen. We will consider how the legitimacy and authority to rule and regulate particular populations has been inextricably linked to the concomitant power to visually survey these populations and the landscapes they inhabit. We explore how colonial modernity’s abiding legacy is the institution of a way of seeing, and hence knowing, that obscures the intimacies of imperial, racial, and settler colonial projects as they produce racial, gendered, and sexual subjectivities. Most importantly, we identify “decolonial visual practices” that speak to these submerged, co-mingled histories, and that point to their continuing resonance in the present.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 17 students (15 max) as of 12:12AM Friday, December 14, 2018
Status Full
Subject Middle East
Number GR5040
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs, School of Professional Studies , School of the Arts
Campus Morningside
Note First class meets at CU, then at NYU on alternate Mondays.
Section key 20183MDES5040G001

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