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Junior Colloquium: The Cultural Production of Ethnicity and Race
AMST 210
Fall 2015
Section: 01  

Together we will explore how various ethnic and racial groups have been ethnicized and racialized as "others" in the United States and how these groups have used the arts, mass culture, activism, organizing, politics, economics, constructions of daily life, and formations of identity and of difference to negotiate and resist this "otherizing." Using seminal theories on ethnicity and race from the field of comparative ethnic studies, we will investigate how and why essentialist images such as "the model minority" for Asian Americans, hypersexuality for African Americans, "illegal aliens" for Latinos, "terrorists" for Arab Americans, and "primitives" for Native Americans have been historically and culturally produced and contested.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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