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ENGL 7761 Black Cultural Studies (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course looks at how theories about race and popular culture intersect with critiques of state violence, empire and postcoloniality. Focusing on texts written after World War II, this course considers how race theory is informed by Third World decolonization, immigration from the periphery to the center, the Cold War and the Non-Aligned Movement, as well as the rise of the U.S. during the "American Century." Special attention will be paid to pop culture forms music, fashion, film and the subcultures and social movements out of which they emerge.


Instructor(s): Cynthia Young

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13