Course Readings

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Jan. 23  Corey D. B. Walker:
Black Intellectuals in the Age of Empire

(In Toolkit Materials) Hazel Carby, "'Of Lasting Service for the Race': The Work of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper," in Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist, 62-94.

TEXT Wilson J. Moses, "The Lost World of the Negro, 1895-1919: Black Literary and Intellectual Life before the 'Renaissance'," Black American Literature Forum, 21.1-2, (Spring-Summer, 1987), 61-84.

TEXT Michelle A. Stephens, "Black Transnationalism and the Politics of National Identity: West Indian Intellectuals in Harlem in the Age of War and Revolution," American Quarterly, 50.3 (1998), 592-608.

Jan. 25   Kimberley M. Phillips: Race and Gender

(In Toolkit Materials)

Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks. 1992. African-American Women's History and the Metalanguage of Race. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 17(2):251-274

Kelley, Robin D. G. 1994. "The Riddle of the Zoot," Chapter 7 in Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and Black Working Class. New York: The Free Press, pp. 161-181.

Jan. 30  Tejumola Olaniyan: New Trajectories in African and African American Studies

(In Toolkit Materials)

Adams, Russell L., 1994. "African American Studies and the State of the Art," 26-45. In Africana Studies: A Survey of Africa and the African Diaspora, ed. Mario Azevedo. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Olaniyan, Tejumola, 1995. "Afrocentrism," Social Dynamics 21(2):91-105.

Stewart, James B., 1997. "Reaching for Higher Ground: Toward and Understanding of Black/Africana Studies," 108-139 In James L. Conyers, Jr., ed., Africana Studies: A Disciplinary Quest for Both Theory and Method. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company.

Feb. 1  Eric Lott: Towards the Abolition of Whiteness

TEXT  Joe L. Kincheloe, "The Struggle to Define and Reinvent Whiteness: A Pedagogical Analysis," College Literature 26 (Fall 1999): 162-.

TEXT  Roberto Rodriguez. "The Study of Whiteness," Black Issues in Higher Education 16 (May 13, 1999): 20- .

Feb. 6 Film: TBA



Feb. 13  Jeff Fleisher: Race, Culture, and Biology

Feb. 15  Olufemi Taiwo: Race and the Enlightenment

Feb. 20  Jemima Pierre: Diaspora and the Dynamics of Racialization

(In Toolkit Materials)

Omi, Michael and Howard Winant. 1992. "Racial Formation." In Racial Formation in the United States From the 1960s to the 1990s. New York: Routlege and Kegan Paul, pp. 53-76.

Winant, Howard. 1994. "The Theoretical Status of the Concept of Race." In Racial Conditions: Politics, Theory, Comparisons. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 13-21.

TEXT Wamba, Philippe. 1997. "While the Lion's at Your Door: American Blacks, Africans and the Killing of Amadou Diallo." CommonQuest 4 (2): 42-49.

Feb. 22  Milton Vickerman: Caribbean Immigrants in the U.S.

Feb. 27 TBA: Brazil and Latin America



Mar. 20  Ernest Allen: Black Nationalism

Mar. 22  Ernest Allen: Pan Africanism

Mar. 27  Hanan Sabea: Anti-Colonialism: Struggles, Connections, and Imaginations

(in Toolkit Materials)

Curtin, P. et al. 1978. "African Resistance and the Liquidation of the European Empire" in African History pp. 575-592.

Ranger, Terrence. 1986. "Resistance in Africa: From Nationalist Revolt to Agrarian Protest" in Resistance Studies in African, Caribbean and Afro-American History. Gary Okihiro (ed.). Pp. 32-52.

von Eschen, Penny. 1997. "The