Spring 2023 Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of GU4008 section 001



Call Number 18849
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
758 EXT Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Shanya Cordis
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course is designed to examine the foundational pillars of modernity in the originating site of the Caribbean: indigenous extinction and the logics of the plantation. Engaging core theorists that conceptualize the notion of the Human/Man, we trace the ongoing legacies of conquest, slavery, and indentureship and the bodily and territorial practices of dispossession in its wake. From a Caribbean feminist perspective, we engage the notion of sovereignty, state formation and statecraft, the politics of recognition, indigeneity, and antiblackness. As such, students in this course will a) Demonstrate knowledge of key theoretical perspectives at the following levels: (1) its analytical and explanatory importance for understanding the Caribbean as site of ongoing hauntings produced by the project of modernity; (2) their potential contributions to current social and political dialogues and debates around political conditions and practices in the Caribbean; ;b)provide students with an understanding of the ways in which the Caribbean as a site of extraction forms the core of relations between states and citizen-subjects, and are in turn central to imperial ideas and representations of the Caribbean c)provide students with an understanding of Caribbean representation, hauntings, political and otherwise subjectivities.

Web Site Vergil
Department Ethnicity and Race, Center for
Enrollment 5 students (12 max) as of 9:06PM Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Subject Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of
Number GU4008
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231CSER4008W001