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Fall 2022 Sociology UN3276 section 001
Race and Capitalism

Call Number 12575
Day & Time
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Nicholas A Pang
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This 4-credit class will explore how ethno-racial boundaries exist within and help to produce capitalist markets. We will focus on the intertwined histories of race, ethnicity, and capitalism in the United States, and how ethno-racial boundaries manifest in contemporary markets. We will begin with various theoretical texts that seek to understand what is “race”, “ethnicity”, and “capitalism.” Subsequently, we will trace the historical co-emergence of race, ethnicity, and capitalism through processes of exploitation and institutionalization. Next, we will examine how ethno-racial boundaries continue to shape the outcomes of individuals in contemporary markets, for better or for worse. Finally, we will end with an examination of how ethno-racial boundaries serve to shape markets themselves, through case studies of unions and diversity management. The goal is to understand and make sense of how race and ethnicity and capitalism have evolved in history and how it is experienced today. No prerequisites are required; however, previous sociology coursework is strongly recommended.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sociology
Enrollment 15 students (15 max) as of 5:03PM Thursday, August 11, 2022
Status Full
Subject Sociology
Number UN3276
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20223SOCI3276W001

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