Anthropology | Anthropology of Race
E400 | 0395 | Sterling


This course traces the evolution of the idea of race in
anthropological thought.  This genealogy will be explored in relation
to the broader historical circumstances under which race has become a
dominant intellectual and social paradigm for the organization of
human difference.  The course incorporates several bodies of
interdisciplinary readings that today critically inform the
anthropology of race and ethnicity, including cultural studies,
postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and whiteness studies. The
course will explore race in international comparative perspective,
particularly incorporating ethnographic writing centered in the United
States, Brazil, Britain, Asia, and Africa.