AMST 128 SC - Race, Space, and Difference


This course is an introduction to critical scholarship on race and space in the United States. We will consider definitions of race and racism, and how the intertwining of race and differential access to space has shaped patterns of power and inequality. We pay special attention to the making and maintenance of national boundaries; spatial typologies within metropolitan areas; and the differential racialization of Asian Americans, Latinxs, African Americans, and Native Americans. Readings and discussion are organized around spatial typologies including border, ghetto, suburb, and prison. Assignments provide opportunities to think critically about race, space, and inequality in the landscape.

Course Credit: 1.0
Offered: Every year

This course information is from the 2019-2020 Scripps Catalog. View this catalog.

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