GLOB Antiblackness & Modernity
While the world has been celebrating Black Lives Matter as the largest transnational movement, why do we constantly face the continuing cruelties against Black people? This course delves into antiblackness and its abiding depth, breadth, and violence. While sociology regards the modern world as the object par excellence of the discipline, this course questions its peculiar silence on and incapability to account racial slavery, "the most magnificent drama in the last thousand years of human history," according to W. E. B. Du Bois. Students will engage with interdisciplinary works including, but not limited to Afrompessimism, Black feminism, and critical race theory. Students will also examine the ways in which the singular significance of global antiblackness underpins the modern world and actively produces the different modalities in unexpected places and at unforeseen times.
Satisfies Sociology major requirement.
Satisfies Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
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Time 0950 - 1105am