TransnationalPerspectives of Sexuality       What are we doing here?
There are 3 goals in this course. . .
Goal 1:Understand relative nature of GLOBALIZATION & SEXUALITYThese terms/concepts have many, many definitions that are of...
Goal 2: (this one has 3 parts) A. Knowledge accumulation, analysis, and interpretation as we understand it has a history. ...
Univeristy of  Magnaura,Constantinople  founded: 849
Wilhelm       von    Humboldt     foundedHumboldt University    in Berlin.   19th Century                      Text       ...
B. Because our knowledge is made throughwestern procedures that make meaning,we cannot KNOW a pre-western, original,or aut...
C. Any claims that something is WESTERNor ORIGINAL/AUTHENTIC/PURE aresuspect. For our purposes, everything isinterconnecte...
Goal 3:That doesn’t mean there’s no reason tostudy--only that there’s no way to KNOWan ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
Why Study Transnational     Perspectives?  We study TP to learn about other cultures  and practices without concluding we ...
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  • 341 Transnational Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality

    1. 1. TransnationalPerspectives of Sexuality What are we doing here?
    2. 2. There are 3 goals in this course. . .
    3. 3. Goal 1:Understand relative nature of GLOBALIZATION & SEXUALITYThese terms/concepts have many, many definitions that are often competing and contradictory.They also have mixed effects.These terms/concepts are not fixed, not pre-given, not unidirectional, not right or wrong.
    4. 4. Goal 2: (this one has 3 parts) A. Knowledge accumulation, analysis, and interpretation as we understand it has a history. We understand because we’ve learned to understand--from a university model that originated in Europe, flourished in the U.S., and is based on post- Enlightenment reasoning.
    5. 5. Univeristy of Magnaura,Constantinople founded: 849
    6. 6. Wilhelm von Humboldt foundedHumboldt University in Berlin. 19th Century Text Text Text Text
    7. 7. B. Because our knowledge is made throughwestern procedures that make meaning,we cannot KNOW a pre-western, original,or authentic form of culture or sexuality.
    8. 8. C. Any claims that something is WESTERNor ORIGINAL/AUTHENTIC/PURE aresuspect. For our purposes, everything isinterconnected, even historical accounts,even scientific accounts, even statisticalaccounts.
    9. 9. Goal 3:That doesn’t mean there’s no reason tostudy--only that there’s no way to KNOWan ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
    10. 10. Why Study Transnational Perspectives? We study TP to learn about other cultures and practices without concluding we KNOW. We study TP to learn about how our own beliefs are situated as “natural.” We study TP to better understand western knowledge production.

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