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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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SOCI 305 - The Social Construction of Race in the U.S.


1 unit(s)
This course examines the social construction of race in the United States from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. The focus is on the changing racial meanings and identities of specific socio-historical groups and the ways in which social institutions interpret and reinterpret race over time. Contemporary issues addressed include: the construction of “whiteness”, the making of model minorities, color-blindness and the post-racial society, and the emergence of the “mixed race” category. Readings may include Cooper, DuBois, hooks, Collins, Frye, Omni and Winant, and Roediger. Diane Harriford.

Prerequisite(s): prior coursework in Sociology or with permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.

One 3-hour period.



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