Methodologies in Critical Race Studies|
Fall 2011 not offered
This seminar is geared toward exploring a wide variety of approaches to the study of critical race studies. We will examine research 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 through focus on racial formations theory and critical race theory. We will examine the importance of race as a category of analysis, especially in relation to class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship. Readings will include historical, anthropological, and sociological works, as well as comparative and interdisciplinary scholarship that tends to the ways that histories of colonization and sovereignty, enslavement, immigration, imperialism, and citizenship all shape race in the United States.
This seminar anticipates that all students will formulate and present a 10-12 page research proposal that outlines a thesis-length project. In addition, students must prepare reading response papers and present them to the class.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Thomas Almaguer, RACIAL FAULT LINES: THE HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF WHITE SUPREMACY IN CALIFORNIA.
Eve Garroutte, REAL INDIANS: IDENTITY AND THE SURVIVAL OF NATIVE AMERICA.
Noenoe K. Silva, ALOHA BETRAYED: NATIVE HAWAIIAN RESISTANCE TO AMERICAN COLONIALISM.
Linda Tuhiwai Smith, DECOLONIZING METHODOLOGIES: RESEARCH AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.
Laura Gomez, MANIFEST DESTINIES: THE MAKING OF THE MEXICAN AMERICAN RACE.
Lee D. Baker, FROM SAVAGE TO NEGRO: ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF RACE, 1896-1954.
Denise Ferreira da Silva, TOWARD A GLOBAL IDEA OF RACE.
|Examination 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 10-12 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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