Below are materials for in-class group work on February 13.
In your groups, choose 2 of the following cultural objects, and discuss the following in relation to them:
- How is biopower at work in these cultural objects (disciplining of individual bodies AND regulating of populations)?
- How are both positive and negative eugenics at work in your cultural objects?
- How can Karla Holloway’s chapter “Bloodchild” from Private Bodies, Public Texts and Wendy Kline’s Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom help us understand and think critically about this?
Choose 1-2 members of your group to live tweet during your group discussion using our course hashtag #gendersoc
Disproportionate Incarceration of Trans & Gender Non-Conforming People:
The Wedding Planner (film):
Seeking “Ivy League Egg Donor”
Loretta Ross on Reproductive Justice:
Reproductive Justice Network:
Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments:
Israel’s Forced Sterilization & Depo Use on Ethiopian immigrants
Knocked Up (film):