SOCI 138. DuBois and the 21st Century Color Line


(Cross-listed as BLST 138 )
This course will generate an understanding of the sociology of W. E. B. DuBois and the role of insurgent theory. In it, we will uncover DuBois' role as a founder of American sociology and analyze the social and political factors that relegated DuBois to the margins of the sociological enterprise for over a century. Further, we will explore the significance of W.E.B. DuBois' contributions to projects of collective racial advancement and the intellectual climate of twentieth-century America; identify critical junctures in the scholar's life related to his evolving and some would argue increasingly radical worldview; highlight the importance of DuBois' sociological, philosophical, artistic, and educational contributions to the transformation of 20th century American society; and ruminate on what lessons the life and work of DuBois offer us in this contemporary moment.
Social sciences.
2 credits.
Eligible for BLST
Fall 2023. Johnson.
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/sociology-anthropology


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