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Fall 2014 American Studies BC1510 section 001

Call Number 04782
Day & Time
TR 2:40pm-3:55pm
237 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Manu M Vimalassery
Course Description Does race appear in American life in the ways we make, distribute, and consume goods?  If so, how? Through film, literary criticism, history, ethnography and philosophy, this course will examine how race manifests as an economic relationship. We will focus on the legacies of chattel slavery, the interconnections of race and property, and ongoing struggles for racial justice. The course is grounded in what Cedric Robinson has referred to as the “Black radical tradition”: a centuries-long intellectual and political tradition oriented towards contesting the definition of a specific group of people (Black people) as property. We will examine ways that this central economic claim, which underpinned the chattel slavery system, continues to appear in our own society, in prisons, international migration system, residential segregation, underemployment, and other ways.
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Department American Studies @Barnard
Enrollment 12 students as of 12:34AM Saturday, February 28, 2015
Subject American Studies
Number BC1510
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20143AMST1510X001

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