For Monday, 12 September

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Modernity Rising’; ‘Colonization of the Americas’; ‘The Invention of Whiteness and Blackness’; ‘Africans Enslaved’.

One of the central themes for this chapter is the way in which the racial categories we use today – ‘whites’, ‘blacks’, ‘Indians’, Asian-Americans – forced markedly disparate ethnic groups into the same cramped shoeboxes.

In Class

  • Attendance
  • Introductions, cont’d: New Peoples
  • Q&A: TBA
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Manifest Destiny’; ‘Immigration from Asia and Europe’; Racial Discourses of Modernity’; ‘America’s Racial Profile Today’; ‘We, the Past’. keywords:colonialism; eugenics; manifest destiny (2016:70); modernity.

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