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|WSEM 13900 - FREAK, GIMP, CRAZY, CRIP|
"FREAK", "GIMP", "CRAZY", "CRIP"~
These are terms of disparagement, marking the stigmatized and contributing to prejudice. Yet some have reclaimed these very words as signifiers of group pride, disability identity and a broader culture of queer. This seminar provides a critical examination of the social determinants of disability and the dynamics of contemporary life for people who deviate from the norm. Classic empirical research and new theoretical developments will explore the social psychology of stigma, the politics of difference and collective action along with current controversies in genetic testing and physician assisted suicide. To stimulate critical thinking about ourselves, in relation to 'others' and society, this course disentangles the complexities involved in what it means to be human, healthy and valued.
This course is also offered as a Freshman Colloquium.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture
First-Year Seminar Department
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