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African Roots, American Soils


This course introduces the African Diaspora as a theoretical framework within anthropology for investigation of the dispersal of people of African descent throughout the world. This course examines African cultural influences that inform a diaspora connected through migrations, both voluntary and involuntary, as well as colonization and the globalization of capitalism. Topics of discussion include the cultural production of blackness, roots tourism, resistance to oppression, revolutions, rebellions and maroon communities.

Satisfies a major requirement in Anthropology
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.


(Spring; offered in alternating years.)