Race, Indigeneity, and Citizenship: Introduction to American Studies|
Spring 2021 not offered
This course is intended as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field American studies.Turning to the entangled histories of settler colonialism, slavery, imperialism, immigration, racism, and disenfranchisement, the class will examine how different peoples become American and how differently situated people(s) negotiate state-structured systems of racial exclusion and assimilation in relation to democracy, equality, and self-determination. How has he field of American Studies taken up questions of indigeneity and race? How has the field of ethnic studies challenged American Studies? What are the current linkages between American Studies, Critical Indigenous Studies, and Critical Race Studies? How have nationality and citizenship in the United States been structured by white supremacy? What are the differences between indigeneity, race and ethnicity? What is "color-blind" ideology? What can we make of pervasive assertions that we are living in a "postracial" America? How can American Studies provide the necessary frameworks for understanding the Trump era with regard to race, indigeneity, and citizenship?
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(EDST)
Michael Omi and Howard Winant, RACIAL FORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES (2nd edition)
Ronald Takaki, A DIFFERENT MIRROR: A HISTORY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA
Eds. Daniel Martinez HoSang, et al, RACIAL FORMATION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Other texts TBA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
The course assignments include Moodle posts on the readings and films, two 5-page papers, a mid-term assignment or exam (to be decided by the instructor), and a final take-home assignment.
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