HIST 4253 History of Racism (Spring: 3 )
A broad chronological survey of a topic of major social significance. Themes are drawn from different cultures in order to establish what is distinctive to racism in the modern Euro-American world. Moving beyond white-black polarities in the United States, this course will complicate our understanding of race and racism, categories which themselves must not be taken for granted but instead must first be analyzed before the phenomena they supposedly define can be studied. These problematic categories must then be set in time and place so that we can understand how, when, and where they do or do not emerge.
Instructor(s): Benjamin Braude
Prerequisites: History Core
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Last Updated: 05-Mar-14