HIST 6045

HIST 6045

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course will offer a broad introduction to transnational and global approaches to history by focusing on a range of monographs as well as debates within the field.   In addition to considering the transnational circulation of culture and political projects, we will consider global approaches to the reconfigurations of capital, comparative and transnational studies of consumption, gender, and the family, and the transformation of international sovereignty inaugurated by the "Wilsonian moment."  Readings will include: Mrinalini Sinha, Specters of Mother India: the global restructuring of an Empire, (Durham 2006); Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Friction: an ethnography of global connection (Princeton, 2005); The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity and Globalization, Weinbaum et al. Duke, 2009; Erez Manela, The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism (Harvard, 2007); and Bently, Bridenthal, Wigen eds, Seascapes: Maritime Histories, Littoral Cultures, and Transoceanic Exchanges; Walter Johnson, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom (Harvard, 2013); and Kate Bown, Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters, (Oxford, 2103). 

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16420 HIST 6045   SEM 101