Spring 2010 not offered
AFAM 220, FGSS 246|
Slavery systematically influenced both the production and reproduction of race, class, and gendered identities. Black women's individual and collective response to this institution and its attempts at dehumanization and destruction highlights the impact of gender, race/color, and class on the making of different yet complex patterns of resistance. This course uses a variety of research techniques and analytical approaches to investigate gendered agency. The aim is to reread black women's experiences of enslavement and their conscious struggle to carve out identities and a sense of personhood to allow for exploration of gender-specific responses to the cultural dynamics of power.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
COLLECTED BLACK WOMEN'S NARRATIVES
Anna Julia Cooper, A VOICE FROM THE SOUTH
C.W. Larison, SYLVIA DUBOIS, A BIOGRAPHY OF A FEMALE SLAV WHO WHIPT HER MISTRES AND GAND HER FREEDOM
Elizabeth Keckley, BEHIND THE SCENES OR THIRY YEARS AS A SLAVE AND FOUR YEARS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
Octavia Rogers Albert, THE HOUSE OF BONDAGE: CHAROLTTE BROOKS AND OTHER SLAVES
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Class presentations, short papers, research projects.