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CORE 003 SC - Encountering the Middle East: Representations of Race, Gender, and Violence


This course takes up the Core I theme “Histories of the Present” and applies it to the question: Where do the terms of the contemporary perceived conflict between “the Muslim world” and “the West” come from? We will examine how categories such as “Muslim,” “Christian,” ”Eastern,” “western,” “civilized,” and “barbaric” are racialized and gendered, and have been produced through a history of encounters between the U.S. and the Middle East. Students will then explore how these categories have been taken up in media and popular culture in the U.S. via representations of Muslims and Arabs at different geopolitical moments and in relations to different contexts of violence.

Course Credit: 1.0


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