SHUM 4509

SHUM 4509

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

This course asks how do racialization projects constitutive of modern European empire figure in the making of nation states? How in particular did anticipation of rights bearing European publics, enshrining post Enlightenment values, implicate/disturb the linear narrative of nation states emerging from the ruins of empire? We will explore the temporal entanglements between racialization logics of empire and nation, one demanding difference the other, sameness.  What are the logics and ambivalences of racialization when time of empire requiring difference is also the time of nation, requiring sameness?  What are implications of such an entanglement for postcolonial nations? How do inherited racializations set limits on postcolonial aspirations for homogeneity?  How does postcolonial homogeneity also produce difference in demarcation of the rights bearing subject of the nation?

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AAS 4509ANTHR 4109

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17481 SHUM 4509   SEM 101