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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 216 - S/M/Race, Racism and the Black Experience in the Americas

2020-2021 Catalog Year

Credit(s): 3
Lecture: 3
Non-Lecture: 0
General Education Area(s): Social Sciences, Other World Civilizations

This course examines race, racism and the black experience in the Americas from an anthropological perspective. Comparing and contrasting the lived experiences of contemporary members of the African diaspora, it will examine issues such as: the scientific and social construction of race; racism and social and health inequality; whiteness and privilege; and blackness as an individual and social identity; and the intersection of race, gender, and class. The course also examines the relationship between identity and the production of cultural products such as music, dance, and religion across the Americas. Lastly, the course explores social justice movements and acts of resistance against discrimination and pervasive inequality. Readings, films, written assignments, and discussions, will underscore how the politics of race and ethnicity as well as the discourse on culture and identity shape and influence social relations and individual experiences. throughout the Americas.

Offered: Summer Online or Abroad

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