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Academic Year 2005/2006
SOC 254 SP
Who is black? What is blackness? What is black culture? The answers to these questions depend on whom you ask. In this course, we will address various controversies around the meaning of blackness by reviewing
scholarly debates in the study of African Americans and by forcing different perspectives to engage each other. We will use these debates to develop an understanding of the concept of race and of racial relations.
F. James Davis, WHO IS BLACK? ONE NATION'S DEFINITION
William E. Cross, Jr., SHADES OF BLACK: DIVERSITY IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN IDENTITY
Kerry Ann Rockquemore and David L. Brunsma, BEYOND BLACK: BIRACIAL IDENTITY IN
Other books and articles
to be announced.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Four papers, class participation.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Preference given to Sociology and African American Studies majors.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
SOC151 OR SOC152
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