CAAS 495 - Senior Seminar
Section: 001 Black Popular Culture at the Margins of U.S. Citizenship
Term: FA 2006
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Other:
Theme
Lab Fee:
20
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). (Capstone Course).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This research seminar takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of urban culture and representations of the city by Black people in the United States. Beginning with the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and ending with the Los Angeles riots/uprising in 1992, the course emphasizes the transition from a utopic (though ambivalent and racist) view of the city in the 19th century to a harshly racialized and apocalyptic view of urban life by the end of the 20th century.

In this course, we will address such ideas as the racialization of urban space, the gendering and racialization of poverty, cultural articulations of "ghetto life" in Black texts, and the production and consumption of urban cultural forms like hip hop and public graffiti.

CAAS 495 - Senior Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11105
Open
1
4Sr
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: African American and Gender Politics, 1940-present.
002 (SEM)
P
23116
Open
5
 
-
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Transforming History: Haiti and Cuba in Comparative Perspective.
003 (SEM)
P
30346
Open
4
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: African American travel
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