AAS 601 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to African American and Diasporan Studies
Section: 001 Interdisciplinary Approaches to African American Studies
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

At the end of the Cold War, "Human Rights" seemed to be the universal claim on which everyone could rely. However, the intensification of nationalism that emerged in the extended post-colonial and post-socialist moments seems to highlight the particularity of rights as well as the social dimensions of citizenship. Recent work by a number of scholars in anthropology, sociology, and legal theory, alongside recent global events, suggests the limits of universality (citizenship) as it applies to the idea of humanity and the possibilities for rights. It is not that there isn’t a globally agreed upon biological definition of what constitutes humanity, but that the nation-state has become a hegemonic socio-political form, and in this context, groups of human lives are continually excluded and qualified as more or less human, more or less worthy of rights. In light of this trend, in this course, we will examine recent debates concerning citizenship and exclusion. We will look at the ways in which the production of citizens has also necessitated the production of non-citizens in the contemporary world and perhaps in the very conceptualization of citizenship and human rights. Moving from this context of what for some has become the impossibility of belonging, we will examine the possibilities for a new politics.

Course Requirements:

Students will be required to write weekly reading responses and a final research paper.

AAS 601 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to African American and Diasporan Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
24089
Open
15
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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