Critical Theories of Race: Slavery, Empire, Capital

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Critical Theories of Race

Spring 2021

Taught By: Nancy Fraser

Section: A

CRN: 7322

Credits: 3

This course seeks to engage in a critical reconstruction of the concept of “race.” Foregrounding approaches that have challenged the reality of race as a biological or cultural-essentialist foundationalist category, we will explore materialist theories that examine the place of race and racism in social systems of expropriation and exploitation–especially capitalism, slavery, colonialism, and neo-imperialism. Readings include texts by Oliver Cromwell Cox, C.L.R. James, W.E.B. Du Bois, Saidiya V. Hartman, Frantz Fanon, Amilcar Cabral, José Carlos Mariátegui, Stuart Hall, Walter Rodney, Angela Davis, Barbara Fields, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, among others.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:30am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 906

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021