Junior Colloquium: Methodologies in Ethnic Studies|
Fall 2007 not offered
This seminar is geared toward exploring a wide variety of approaches to ethnic studies--the study of race in the United States. We will examine methodologies within this field by attending to a selection of recuperated histories within a range of different geographical sites and regions, communities, and political terrains. We will focus on race as the central category of analysis, with class, gender, and sexuality as interconnected axes of difference. We will study different research approaches and methods by turning to particular studies of colonization and sovereignty, citizenship, immigration, political activism and resistance, enfranchisement and civil rights, religion, diaspora, cultural production, and self-determination. Readings will include historical, sociological, and anthropological works, as well as comparative and interdisciplinary scholarship.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Martin Manansalan, GLOBAL DIVAS: FILIPINO GAY MEN IN THE DIASPORA
Johnella Butler, Ed., FROM THE COLORLINE TO BORDERLANDS
Noenoe K. Silva, ALOHA AINA
Eva Garroutte, REAL INDIANS
Chela Sandoval, METHODOLOGY OF THE OPPRESSED
Tomas Almaguer, RACIAL FAULT LINES: THE HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF WHITE SUPREMACY IN CALIFORNIA
Clyde A. Milner, Ed., A NEW SIGNIFICANCE: RE-ENVISIONING THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Students will be required to submit critical response papers based on course readings and discussion. An in-class presentation based on the reading material is also expected. The final project to be assigned is a research proposal of 15-20 pages where students outline a project and justify their own approach and methods, situated within a literature review.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who wish to use this course to satisfy research requirements of their major program face special deadlines and assignments.
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