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Fall 2014 American Studies BC3300 section 001
TOPICS IN AMERICAN STUDIES
THE WEALTH OF NATIVES

Call Number 09317
Day & Time
Location
R 12:00pm-1:50pm
214 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Manu M Vimalassery
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Indigenous people are often imagined in the distant past, or as living anachronisms in relation to contemporary life. Working against these assumptions, this course examines how Native peoples have survived colonialism, focusing on economic aspects of colonialism in North America. We will look at the long history of Native land struggles, and links between colonial economies and ecological destruction. Themes guiding our inquiry include: the development of wage labor, property law and economic production on Native lands, histories of political and economic dependency, "development" as defined and practiced over Native communities, and Native people's own economic choices. Our inquiry will be oriented towards deepening our ability to critically analyze the colonial situation we live in, and to see Indigenous survivals despite ongoing assaults against life and territory.        
Web Site CourseWorks
Department American Studies @Barnard
Enrollment 14 students as of 11:28PM Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Subject American Studies
Number BC3300
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 20143AMST3300X001

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