Week 5--Politics and Undecidability
This week--after several adjustments due to a last-minute visitor the week after--we will be discussing (on Tuesday) Barbara Johnson's essay,"Apostrophe, Animation and Abortion." On Thursday, half the class will be reading Gloria Anzaldúa's "La conciencia de la Mestiza: Towards a New Consciousness," and the other half Biddy Martin and Chandra Talpade Mohanty's "Feminist Politics: What’s Home Got to Do with It?”
Please either respond to Johnson; or describe how you'd teach Anzaldúa or Martin/Mohanty to someone who hasn't read the texts. A possible point of departure/shared focus? Johnson's saying, "There is politics precisely because there is undecidability." What do you think about that? What do you think each of our authors think about that?