SOCI 020D. Race in Latin America and the Caribbean
Is it the "one-drop rule," phenotype, or something else? Indeed, as a social construct, racial categories are created, codified, and contended based on their unique sociopolitical histories. This course will introduce you to the sociological study of race and ethnicity throughout the Americas-North, Central, and South. We will learn how white supremacy, The Transatlantic Slave Trade, and imperialism have shaped the sociohistoric construction of race over time and space and its implications for racial inequality in respective societies. Central to this course, is understanding comparative perspectives with how anti-Blackness and anti-indigeneity is constructed in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. The course invites us to consider how the legacies of European domination persist, and to think critically about how to move forward.
Eligible for BLST, LALS
Fall 2021. Veras.
Fall 2023. Veras.
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/sociology-anthropology
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