ILRIC 4347

ILRIC 4347

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course examines popular constructions of "race" and how they inform labor and inequality in a variety of national contexts. Assigned course materials deal with the national history out of which contemporary understandings of race arise as well as power dynamics reflected in the maintenance and/or transformation of racial categories and how those power dynamics affect the nature of work, labor markets, and the distribution of social and economic resources. Some of the core questions addressed during this course are: How have racial categories and understandings about race changed over time? What are the common aspects of race and racial formation that cut across the selected nations? How are labor markets and occupations shaped and informed by race?

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 6347

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17701ILRIC 4347  LEC 001

  • This course examines popular constructions of “race” and how they inform labor and inequality in a variety of national contexts. Assigned course materials deal with the national history out of which contemporary understandings of race arise as well as power dynamics reflected in the maintenance and/or transformation of racial categories and how those power dynamics affect the nature of work, labor markets, and the distribution of social and economic resources. Some of the core questions addressed during this course are: How have racial categories and understandings about race changed over time? What are the common aspects of race and racial formation that cut across the selected nations? How are labor markets and occupations shaped and informed by race? Who sets the terms of racial inclusion/exclusion via the distribution of resources and what alternative understandings of racial membership are muted/silenced? How deep within these societies do racial understandings permeate? How do earlier racial inequalities persist in the distribution of social and economic resources?