Contemporary Debates in Race & Ethnicity
Through an interdisciplinary engagement with contemporary literature and scholarship on race and ethnicity, this course considers the following questions: How do race and ethnicity organize the social world? What are the historical conditions under which the various definitions of racial and ethnic difference emerge? What is at stake in the institutional recognition of race and ethnicity, particularly as these categories come to be defined in relation to other nodes of difference, such as gender and class? How do individuals use labels of racial and ethnic difference to develop an understanding of the self in relation to the social and political worlds they inhabit?