MIDEAST 590 - Topics in Middle East Studies
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Cartographies of Race: Historical Approaches to Examining Race/Racism
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Upper-level undergraduates or graduate students with previous coursework in Middle East Studies.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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How does race translate across space, empire, and time? How do we disentangle the legacies of colonialism from our scholarly practices? Taking an historical approach to race, this course brings together theories of spatial and temporal difference as a means to deconstruct static notions of race with a focus on Anglo- and Franco-imperial settings.

Within this wide regional breadth, the course examines racial configurations of whiteness/blackness and Arab/Jewishness within Israel/Palestine; colonial North Africa; and the Americas. Additionally, students develop skills in applying spatial and critical race theories to the digital humanities as a means of engaging with scholarship as an anti-racist practice.

Theorists examined include: Michel Foucault, Edward Soja, Henri Lefebvre, Sara Ahmed, W.E.B. DuBois, Doreen Massey, and Oren Yiftachel


MIDEAST 590 - Topics in Middle East Studies
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002 (LEC)
 In Person
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Judaic-homed course (JUDAIC 617)

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