ASRC 3947

ASRC 3947

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This is the course about the role of race and racism in international politics.  Scholars of international politics have long neglected the role of race and racism in world affairs, even though the origins of international relations as an academic discipline rest in the early years of the 20th century, when questions of imperialism and governance over different races necessitated the development of new ways of thinking about inter-state and inter-racial relations. Over the past decade, however, prompted by insights from postcolonial theory but also by continued Western military engagements in the Middle East and Africa, new scholarly publications have sought to bring back the analysis of "the color line" into our conversations about global politics. The topics that these works have highlighted include – among others – the role of African-Americans in the development of international relations and U.S. foreign policy, the impact of scientific racism on Western understanding of itself and its political projects in the world, the rise of Afro-Asian solidarity and the Non- Aligned Movement during the Cold War, and different articulations of non-Western subjectivities and their prospects for having "a voice" in world affairs.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3947

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17281 ASRC 3947   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person