Race, Law and Anti-Asian Viole
Taught By: Jack Jin Gary Lee
Critical Race Theory, as a genre and movement of scholarship, teaching, and advocacy, examines the social and legal construction of race from the perspectives and narratives of the racially marginalized. Identified as the central object of analysis in this theoretical perspective, race has emerged as a product of social practices, institutions (particularly law), and language—things that can wound as much as they promise advantages along the intersecting lines of race, gender, sexuality, and class. This course will focus on the making of the settler colonial context of the US and the identity categories of “Asian” and “Asian American and Pacific Islander.” Taking a feminist and intersectional approach that situates Asian and AAPI histories and voices in relation to those of Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities, we will begin from the acts of exclusion and violence that targeted Asian communities in the nineteenth century and conclude with the contemporary recurrence of Anti-Asian violence in our globalized world. Through this historical arc, we will trace and critically examine the social processes, relations, and systems that constitute the workings of race in law.
College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)
Department: Sociology (LSOC)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Max Enrollment: 18
Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)
Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)
Seats Available: Yes
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