Anti-Blackness in Global Perspective

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Anthropology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Anti-Blackness: Global Persp.

Spring 2018

Taught By: Marisa Solomon

Section: AX

CRN: 7158

Credits: 4

This course examines anti-Blackness in global perspective. Drawing on the critical insights of Frantz Fanon, Steve Biko, and Sylvia Wynter, among others, this course examines foundational concepts of the ‘human’ and the racialized formation of the ‘other’ that results from the interrelated histories of European colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade. We explore the ways Africa and Blackness persist as central figures against which the West has historically defined itself and ask how this formation shapes racialized identities across the globe. Taking from critical studies in anthropology, history, and literature, we set out to imagine possibilities of a humanity that is not predicated on anti-Blackness. As forms of othering are ways of defining the self, we will also undertake a critical examination of whiteness as a social identity, political project, and cultural formation.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Anthropology (LANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 9

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment 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: 8:20pm 6/24/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 410

Date Range: 1/23/2018 - 5/8/2018