Fall 2018 Anthropology of the African Diaspora
Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-207 Faculty
Haile E. Cole (Section 01)
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. Course times and locations ANTH 207 - L/D Section 01 M 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM WEBS 220 W 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM WEBS 220 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; click on the the price field to see detailed pricing information.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
78-0374527075 A Small Place Farrar, Straus & Giroux Kincaid, Jamaica Amherst Books TBD
9780226389998 Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America The University of Chicago Press John L. Jackson Jr. Amherst Books From $3.99-$31.71
9780226923031 The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race University of Chicago Press Jemima Pierre Amherst Books From $22.48-$37.65
9780231131636 The Politics of Passion: Women's Sexual Culture in the Afro-Surinamese Diaspora (Between Men-Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies) Columbia University Press Gloria Wekker Amherst Books From $6.17-$36.48
9780374531157 Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route Farrar, Straus and Giroux Saidiya Hartman Amherst Books From $6.54-$23.98
9780691115634 Dropping Anchor, Setting Sail: Geographies of Race in Black Liverpool Princeton University Press Jacqueline Nassy Brown Amherst Books From $16.91-$48.39
9780807009178 The Birth of African-American Culture: An Anthropological Perspective Beacon Press Sidney Wilfred Mintz - Richard Price Amherst Books From $6.31-$25.11
9780822349501 iVenceremos?: The Erotics of Black Self-making in Cuba Duke University Press Jafari S. Allen Amherst Books From $6.85-$29.01
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