Topics in American Culture Studies: Asian American Racial Scripts: Relational Concepts and Theories


This course explores how, and in what ways, the lives of Asian Americans and other racialized groups are linked across time and space. Specifically, through the study of history, law, social movements, and popular culture, we will examine how Asian Americans have been lumped together with and counterpointed to other racialized groups over time. By extension, we will also analyze how they have articulated racial positions in solidarity with and over/against others. The overall aim is to cultivate an understanding of how the U.S. racial order's disruption and reproduction are fundamentally contingent on relations between people of color. The course will place a particular emphasis on Asian-Black relations and Afro Asian political theory.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM