Junior Colloquium: The Cultural Production of Ethnicity and Race|
Fall 2017 not offered
Together we will explore how various ethnic and racial groups have been ethnicized and racialized as "others" in the United States and how these groups have used the arts, mass culture, activism, organizing, politics, economics, constructions of daily life, and formations of identity and of difference to negotiate and resist this "otherizing." Using seminal theories on ethnicity and race from the field of comparative ethnic studies, we will investigate how and why essentialist images such as "the model minority" for Asian Americans, hypersexuality for African Americans, "illegal aliens" for Latinos, "terrorists" for Arab Americans, and "primitives" for Native Americans have been historically and culturally produced and contested.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Michael Omi & Howard Winant, RACIAL FORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES, 3rd edition.
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, RACISM WITHOUT RACISTS: COLOR-BLIND RACISM AND THE PERSISTENCE OF RACIAL INEQUALITY IN AMERICA, 4th edition
Stuart Hall, "Racist Ideologies in the Media," in MEDIA STUDIES: A READER
Pauline Turner Strong, AMERICAN INDIANS AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINARY
Evelyn Alsultany, ARABS AND MUSLIMS IN THE MEDIA
Ellen Wu, THE COLOR OF SUCCESS: ASIAN AMERICANS AND THE ORIGINS OF THE MODEL MINORITY
Patricia Hill Collins, BLACK SEXUAL POLITICS
Isabel Molina-Guzman, DANGEROUS CURVES: LATINA BODIES IN THE MEDIA
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, PERFORMING WHITENESS
Marion Riggs, dir., ETHNIC NOTIONS
Miguel Picker & Chyng Sun, dirs., LATINOS BEYOND REEL
|Examination and Assignments: |
Class participation, short mid-term paper (5-7 pages), in-class presentation, longer final research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This seminar fulfills the American Studies junior colloquium requirement.
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