SJSD 146 War, Revolution, Genocide and Sexual Identities

This course will consider sexual and gender identities as they are constructed, recreated or altered during times of war, revolution, and genocide.   War and other militarized political movements are often considered to be distinctively gendered phenomena.  This course may examine the ways in which the creation of war or revolution may also ‘create’ gender and impact sexual identities.  Students may further consider the way sexual identities become a focus during times of war and violence, paying particular attention to their religious coding.   Topics may include the internment of homosexual identified individuals within Nazi death camps, Communist atheist androgyny, the politicization of the hijab and Islamic femininity, homosexuality and military service, and genocide and mutilation, etc.