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Fall 2020 Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of UN1040 section 001

Call Number 15492
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Jennifer Lee
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This course provides an introduction to central approaches and concepts animating the investigation of race and ethnicity. We will not treat either of these categories of difference as a given, nor as separable from other axes of social difference. Rather, we will apply an interdisciplinary and intersectional framework to illuminate how these concepts have come to emerge and cohere within a number of familiar and less familiar socio-cultural and historical contexts. We will consider how racial and ethnic differentiation as fraught but powerful processes have bolstered global labor regimes and imperial expansion projects; parsed, managed, and regulated populations; governed sexed and gendered logics of subject and social formation; and finally, opened and constrained axes of self-understanding, political organization, and social belonging. Special attention will be given to broadening students understanding of racial and ethnic differentiation beyond examinations of identity. Taken together, theoretical and empirical readings, discussions, and outside film screenings will prepare students for further coursework in race and ethnic studies, as well as fields such as literary studies, women’s studies, history, sociology, and anthropology.
Web Site Vergil
Department Ethnicity and Race, Center for
Enrollment 17 students (22 max) as of 8:03AM Thursday, November 26, 2020
Subject Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of
Number UN1040
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Note Priority for CSER Students
Section key 20203CSER1040W001

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