For Wednesday, 23 February


  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Modernity Rising’; ‘Colonization of the Americas’; ‘The Invention of Whiteness and Blackness’; ‘Africans Enslaved’; ‘Manifest Destiny’; ‘Immigration from Asia and Europe’; Racial Discourses of Modernity’; ‘America’s Racial Profile Today’; ‘We, the Past’.

As I stated in class, you should pay special attentionton the sections entitled ‘The Invention of Whiteness and Blackness’, ‘Africans Enslaved’, and ‘Racial Discourses of Modernity’.

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Introductions, cont’d
  • Q&A
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

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