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Anthropology of the African Diaspora

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-207

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Faculty

Haile E. Cole (Section 01)

Description

This course begins with a brief overview of the African societies from which people were taken and enslaved. It then focuses on the dispersal of slaves throughout the world, asking “What is the African Diaspora”? Using ethnographies, documentaries, and novels, as well as critical theory emanating from Anthropology and beyond, the course explores the racial, political, and social similarities and differences within and between the communities constituting the African Diaspora, opening the category up to a non-essentializing, sociohistorical nuance.

Limited to 35 students.  Fall semester.  Visiting Professor H. Cole.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to department majors.

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017