College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    
    Jul 15, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

HIST 053. History of the Black Body


Through this course, students will read a variety of historians’ approaches to the study of the Black body from the earliest days of slavery through the present. Topics include representations of Black bodies in art and literature, Black people’s embodied experiences of pleasure and pain. Black people’s experiences of health, reproduction, suffering, and healing, the ways Black bodies have been controlled and how Black people resisted.
Concentrations: Gender and Sexuality, Science, Medicine, and Environment
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for Concentrations: Gender and Sexuality, Science, Medicine, and Environment
Fall 2025. Mitchell.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history


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