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AADS 5515 Race and Capitalism:Blackness in Global Economy from Slavery to Mass Incarceration (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores how violence against black bodies has been an integral component of global economic development from the eighteenth century to the present. Focusing broadly on the African diaspora, we will study the history of capitalism's racial violence as it leverages cultural forms, norms and identities: how it is lived through the uneven social formations of race, gender, nationality, and sexuality, among others. We will critique relationships among capitalist economies, race, and culture in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, and beyond, particularly as they develop from histories of racial slavery, colonial expansion, ghettoization, mass incarceration, and overseas warfare.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Justin Leroy

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13