Spaces of Struggle: Racial Capitalism and Social Reproduction

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Spaces of Struggle

Fall 2021

Taught By: Ujju Aggarwal

Section: A

CRN: 12315

Credits: 3

The global pandemic has brought questions related to social reproduction and enclosure; capitalism and race; and the state and geographies of organized abandonment to the fore. This context has provoked new experiments, insurgencies, and mobilizations as well as greater visibility to and emphasis on vulnerability, inter-dependence, and care. These experiments have invoked the politics of mutual aid and prefigurative politics as well as insurgent claims within and against the racial state. In this course, we will explore the spaces of struggle – from occupied factories, to public schools, to homes and the domestic realm---and the attendant theories and practices of that ground collective efforts working to reimagine and redefine relationality, kinship, belonging, and rights. We will explore these spaces of struggle in relation to what they might teach us about social reproduction, racial capitalism, gender, labor, space and scale, and the state.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 5

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 5:42pm 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 406

Date Range: 9/2/2021 - 12/16/2021