Monday, March 22, 2010

Possible Discussion Question (chapter 3)

In Chapter 3, "Student Resistance and Nationalism in the Classroom," the author describes her experience with teaching sensitive and controversial subjects in the classroom such as the use of violence against women by the US military. Interestingly, she notes that several students who took her class were expecting to learn about other cultures using violence against women and thus were uncomfortable at first with critiquing the U.S. The author also talks about her positionality in terms of a foreign person critiquing the U.S.

Q: Have you ever been in a situation where your patriotism has been questioned? If so, how did you respond? Do you find that now, being in a Women's Studies Program, you respond differently to such questions than before?

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