Monthly Archives: November 2010

January 12

Week 1- Introduction to the course Key concepts: Authenticity, Race and Social Construction What is race?

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January 17

Week 2-Social Construction Racial Formations Key concepts: Race, Social construction, concept maps Lecture on Social Construction of Race READ: Racial Formations by Michael Omi and Howard Winant and Race Isn’t So Black and White by Brent Staples RJ: Identify a … Continue reading

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January 19

Week 2-Social Construction of Blackness READ: Black Image in the White Mind by Rojecki Discuss in class the methodology of the Rojecki article and MLK speaker RJ: How does hip hop and mass culture construct Black Images according to Bryant Smith. … Continue reading

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January 24

Week 3-Social Construction of Blackness Blackness in Network News- Black Image in the White Mind (60-77) RJ: How does network new socially construct Blackness? In class: discussion of network news. Discussion of “I know Black People” How does this clip … Continue reading

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January 26

Week 3-Social Construction of Whiteness READ: Representing Whiteness in the Black Imagination by Bell Hooks RJ: Address the ways that hooks characterizes whiteness. What surprises you? What intrigues you? What is familiar or unfamiliar about her perspective? 1 paragraph (5 … Continue reading

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January 31

Week 4- Work with your group on your commercial in class. Consult with Professor Heitner.

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February 2

Week 4- READ: Stuff White People Like and Possessive Investment in Whiteness Read and be prepared to discuss one full entry. Print out the entry and at least some of the four or five comments (some have hundreds, so you don’t … Continue reading

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