'Unsettling Coloniality': Key Concepts in Black Studies (EC or EM)

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AAS 414
Spring 2023
Bedour S. Alagraa
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In this course, we will develop a history of concepts in Black Studies and explore concepts that are often taken for granted - like freedom, revolution, culture, and politics. We will throw them into crisis to better understand the liminal underpinnings of many of our long-held theoretical and conceptual assumptions. By placing pressure on the concepts upon which we rely, we offer ourselves and those around us alternate terrains of thought and struggle. Much of our exploration and interrogation of these concepts will mobilize the creative theoretical and literary conceptual articulations of Sylvia Wynter.

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