Spaces of Struggle: Racial Capitalism and Social Reproduction

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Spaces of Struggle
Spring 2023
Taught By: Ujju Aggarwal
Section: A

CRN: 13225

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: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 2:48am EDT 9/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 304
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023