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2015-2016 Catalog

A&S 241 Racial Formations in Postcolonial

Soccer hooligans in Italy shout racial slurs at players with darker skin tones; thugs attack refugee housing in Sweden; and "suburban" youth of the postcolonial African diaspora riot for days across France. This course explores the contours of contemporary European racial formations, tracing continuities with prior eras as well as zones of rupture. Course materials include a rich suite of ethnographic studies, with an emphasis on French and German examples [W]


A&S 102 or A&S 103 or permission of instructor