Methodologies in Critical Race Studies|
Spring 2012 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.
Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Students produce a full research proposal with a literature and annotated bibliography for the final project. They also are required to write 6 response papers that critically engage the course readings, where they have to identity the author's central argument and methodology.
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Racial Fault Lines: The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California, Tomas Almaguer
Real Indians: Identity and the Survival of Native America, Eva Garroutte
Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism, Noenoe K. Silva
Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race, Laura Gomez
Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, Linda Tuhiwai Smith
From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896-1954, Lee D.
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Students are required to write 6 response papers on the readings, produced a mid-term research proposal for final project, which is a full research proposal for a senior thesis or senior essay. Note, this final assignment is not a research paper; it is a research proposal that includes a literature review, methodology statement, a research problem and scope for examination, as well as an annotated bibliography.
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