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Mixed-Race Politics and Culture (AFRICAAM 226, CSRE 152K, ENGLISH 152K)

AMSTUD
152K
Instructors
Elam, M. (PI)
Section Number
1
Today, almost one-third of Americans identify with a racial/ethnic minority group, and more than 9 million Americans identify with multiple races. What are the implications of such diversity for American politics and culture? This course approaches issues of race from an interdisciplinary perspective, employing research in the social sciences and humanities to assess how race shapes perceptions of identity as well as political behavior in 21st-century U.S. Issues surrounding the role of multiculturalism, immigration, acculturation, racial representation, and racial prejudice in American society. Topics include the political and social formation of race; racial representation in the media, arts, and popular culture; the rise and decline of the "one-drop rule" and its effect on political and cultural attachments; the politicization of census categories and the rise of the multiracial movement. If you have any questions about enrollment or need a permission number, please contact Farrah Moreno (farrahm [at] stanford.edu (farrahm[at]stanford[dot]edu)).
Academic Career
Undergraduate
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-EDP
Units
3-5
Course Tags
Comparative Race and Ethnicity
Academic Year
Quarter
Spring
Section Days
Wednesday
Start Time
4:30 PM
End Time
7:20 PM
Location
380-380D