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Fall 2020 Complex Track Syllabus - Pleasure Activism
Syllabus for the Fall 2020 Complex Theory Track Reading, Pleasure Activism by adrienne marie brown. Drafted by syllabi cohort member, Bry Reed, this syllabus covers the following chapters for our fall read:
- SECTION ONE: WHO TAUGHT YOU TO FEEL GOOD?
Love as Political Resistance (p. 59)
Why We Get Off: Moving Towards a Black Feminist Politics of Pleasure by Joan Morgan (p. 81)
- SECTION THREE: A CIRCLE OF SEX
Bodyminds Reimagined: A Conversation with Sami Schalk (p. 169)
Strategic Celibacy (p. 217)
- SECTION FOUR: THE POLITICS OF RADICAL DRUG USE
Conditions of Possibility: A Conversation with Monique Tula (p. 245)
- SECTION FIVE: PLEASURE AS POLITICAL PRACTICE
Care as Pleasure by Leaj Lakshami Piepzna-Samarasinha (p. 313)
On Nonmonogamy (p. 409)
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