This course is an introduction to the sociological study of race and ethnicity in comparative and historical perspective. This is not a course about the experiences of particular "races" or ethnic groups in any particular part of the world. Rather, this course explores how ideas about racial difference take hold in different parts of the world in different ways and with very different consequences. Through comparisons of Western and non-Western societies, we will investigate how race and ethnicity operate as markers of social exclusion in distinctive ways.
This class examines the social construction of racial and ethnic identities across national contexts. In addition to looking at the United States, we will also compare and contrast racial formation in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. This course will help students develop the ability to understand how diverse political, economic, and cultural settings inform ways of thinking about race as a marker of group membership.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Kauanui, K. J Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity
|Examination and Assignments: |
4-5 short papers, individual and group presentations, and/or final
|Instructor(s): Autry,Robyn Kimberley Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: FISK101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 6||FR: 3|