NOTE: This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. I may modify this schedule, if I think changes are warranted to improve your learning. If changes are made, you will be notified in class ahead of time.
Week One Ã¢â‚¬Å“Race:Ã¢â‚¬Â From Biology to Social Construct
Tuesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 8th
Wallis, Brian. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Black Bodies, White Science: The Slave Daguerreotypes of Louis Agassiz.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Fabian, Ann. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Introduction: Ghosts of the Unburied DeadÃ¢â‚¬Â in The Skull CollectorsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Alexander, Elizabeth. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Venus HottentotÃ¢â‚¬Â
Omi and Winant, p. vii-5, 9-50
CRITICAL READING ASSIGNMENT (DUE 9/6): 2-3 page academic response paper on Wallis, Fabian and Alexander
Week Two Racial Formation
Tuesday, September 13th and Thursday, September 15th
Omi and Winant p. 53-76
Hall, Stuart. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Foucault: Power, Knowledge and Discourse.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Omi and Winant p. 95-112, 113-159
Week Three Race and Representation
Tuesday, September 20th and Thursday, September 22nd
Hooks, bell. Introduction to Black Looks: Race and Representation.
Hall, Stuart. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Spectacle of the Ã¢â‚¬ËœOtherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬Â In Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practice. And Reading DÃ¢â‚¬â€Kobena Mercer, Ã¢â‚¬ËœReading Racial Fetishism.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
Eric Lott, Ã¢â‚¬Å“IntroductionÃ¢â‚¬Â and Chapter One Ã¢â‚¬Å“Blackface and Blackness: The Minstrel Show in American Culture.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Week Four Race, Class and Gender
Tuesday, September 27th and Thursday, September 29th
Crenshaw, Kimberly. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Butler, Judith. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Combahee River Collective Statement
Week Five Midterm
Tuesday, October 4th
Thursday, October 6th
Week Six Whiteness Studies
Tuesday, October 11thand Thursday, October 13th
Frankenberg, Ruth. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Introduction: Points of Origin, Points of DepartureÃ¢â‚¬Â AND Ã¢â‚¬Å“Growing Up White: The Social Geography of Race.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Johnson, Allan G. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Privilege as Paradox.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Week Seven Race, Nation and the Democratic Dream
Tuesday, October 18th NO CLASS- Walter Hendricks Days
Thursday, October 20th
Singh, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Introduction: Civil Rights, Civic MythsÃ¢â‚¬Â p. 1-14, Chapter 1 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rethinking Race and Nation.Ã¢â‚¬Â P. 15-57, Chapter 3 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Internationalizing Freedom.Ã¢â‚¬Â P. 101-133
CRITICAL READING ASSIGNMENT (DUE10/20): Critical Reading Outline
Week Eight Race, Immigration and Border Theory
Tuesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 27th
Anzaldua, Gloria. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Homeland, AztlÃƒÂ¡n/ El otro MÃƒÂ©xico.Ã¢â‚¬Â In Borderlands/ La Frontera: The New Mestiza.
Ngai, Mae M. Introduction, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America.
Week Nine Race, Colonialism and Sovereignty
Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3rd
Trask, Haunani-Kay. Introduction and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Part II Sovereignty: The HawiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢I Context.Ã¢â‚¬Â In From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in HawaiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢i.
ASSIGNMENT (DUE 11/3): Final Paper Proposal
Week Ten Diaspora, Race, and the Colonial Imagination
Tuesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 10th
Stoler, Ann. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Genealogies of the Intimate: Moments in Colonial Studies.Ã¢â‚¬Â In Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule.
Brah, Avtar. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Diaspora, Border and Transnational Identities.Ã¢â‚¬Â In Cartographies of Diaspora: Contesting Identities.
Week Eleven Race and Sexuality
Tuesday, November 15th and Thursday, November 17th
Somerville, Siobhan B. Queering the Color LineÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. p. 1- 38
Somerville, Siobhan B. Queering the Color Line... p. 39-76
Johnson and Henderson, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Introduction: Queering Black Studies/ Ã¢â‚¬ËœQuaringÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Queer Studies.Ã¢â‚¬Â In Black Queer StudiesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Week Twelve Race and Sexuality Cont.
Tuesday, November 22nd
Thursday, November 24th --- NO CLASS
Somerville, Siobhan B. Queering the Color Line... p. 76-110
ENJOY THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!!
Week Thirteen Race and the Management of Social Insecurity
Tuesday, November 29th and Thursday, December 1st
Giroux, Henry A. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Reading Hurricane Katrina: Race, Class and the Biopolitics of Disposibility.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Reading on Prisons TBD
Okazawa-Rey, Margo and Gwen Kirk. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Maximum Security.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Week Fourteen Wrap Up
Tuesday, December 6th
Final Papers Due
FINAL EXAM PERIOD- FINAL PAPER PRESENTATIONS