For Wednesday, 7 December


  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘Race and Art in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century America’; ‘Racial Representation in Art’. keywords: antiracist aesthetic, minstrelsy; the; multiculturalism (2020:262-63); racist aesthetic, the; white aesthetic, the; white saviour trope.
  • Audio: ‘The Birth of American Music’, 1619 Podcast (6 September 2019). Wesley Morris talks to Nikole Hannah-Hones further about the subject of his essay.

In Class

  • Attendance
  • Q&A
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘The Racialization of Art Worlds’; ‘Cultural Appropriation’; ‘The Sociology of Art, the Art of Sociology’
  • Jason Parham, ‘Tik Tok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface’, Wired (4 August 2020)

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