Fall 2007 not offered
What is the meaning of race in the postmodern world? The goal of this course is to critically examine the significance of race in postmodern culture. Racial identity remains a salient and powerful component of the complex of identities that are offered to individuals in the postmodern landscape. The liberating forces of postmodernism have resulted in racial, ethnic, and cultural identities becoming increasing sources of both conflict and convergence in a globalizing society. These processes raise interesting questions: What forces account for the variations in levels of importance attributed to racial identity by different groups? What roles do economics, politics, class, and globalization play in the evolution of racial identities? This course is devoted explicitly to deconstructing and then reconstructing the relevance of postmodern racial identity.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None