AAS 490 - Special Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 008 Race and "Black Indians"
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
2
Other:
Minicourse, Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
Minicourse meeting 01/09/13-02/27/13. Drop/Add Deadline = 01/22/13. Students can make changes on Wolverine Access themselves.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing or permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This seven week mini course is a special winter 2013 offering for the LSA Theme Semester on Race. The course will introduce students to a range of issues and experiences related to the topic and identity category of “Black Indians.” Popularized in the 1980s by a book of the same title, the term “Black Indians” is often used to identify and describe people of mixed-race African American and Native American ancestry. It is also applied to people with strong bi-cultural connections across these groups who may or may not have Black and native “blood” ties. This class will explore and analyze three major aspects of our subject matter:

  1. historical contexts for the interactions of Africans, African Americans and Native Americans;
  2. personal experiences stemming from mixed race and bi-cultural Afro-Native identities;
  3. meanings and effects of “racial stories” that have been crafted and told about “Black Indians” over time.

Major themes and ideas that will emerge in our discussions include: indigeneity, European and U.S. colonialism, slavery, racial formation and racial hierarchy, mixed-race coupling and family making, tribal sovereignty, personal and community identities, and racial and cultural authenticity.

Intended Audience:

This is a combined short lecture/discussion course that is designed to function as an introduction to the subject matter. Students at all levels are welcome to enroll.

AAS 490 - Special Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25345
Open
12
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This mini-course is part of the Race Theme Semester and is open to ALL students, including first-years. You do NOT need upperclass standing or instructor permission to enroll in the course.
003 (SEM)
P
29890
Closed
0
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
29938
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This mini-course is part of the Race Theme Semester and is open to ALL students, including first-years. You do NOT need upperclass standing or instructor permission to enroll in the course.
015 (SEM)
P
30172
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
016 (SEM)
P
30174
Closed
0
 
-
MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 9780803261945
Confounding the color line, Author: Brooks, James F. (1955-....)., Publisher: University of Nebraska Press op.
Required
ISBN: 9781442446366
Black Indians : a hidden heritage, Author: written by William Loren Katz., Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Atheneum B
Required
ISBN: 9780822338659
Crossing waters, crossing worlds : the African diaspora in Indian country, Author: edited by Tiya Miles and Sharon P. Holland., Publisher: Duke University Press 2006
Required
ISBN: 9781588342713
IndiVisible : African-Native American lives in the Americas, Author: general editor, Gabrielle Tayac., Publisher: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in association with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service 1st ed. 2009
Required
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