AFR 305 - Major Thinkers in Africana Studies: “Engaging the Race Question”: Cedric Robinson & Sylvia Wynter
This seminar is designed to explore the origins and transformations of the concepts of race and blackness on a global scale (beyond the U.S.) and across time (even before our modern era). More specifically, the course is designed to expose students to classical and foundational Africana Studies thinkers who offer us key historical, empirical, and theoretical frameworks to understand race and blackness in relation to other systems of domination and resistance. In particular, this seminar focuses on the works of Black Marxist historian Cedric J. Robinson and decolonial feminist scholar Sylvia Wynter. Additionally, we also discuss the production of organic and academic intellectuals who draw from these thinkers.
Satisfies Africana Studies major requirement
Satisfies Social-Scientific Thought Ways of Knowing requirement
Satisfies Justice Equality and Community requirement