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Terror and Violence in the Black Atlantic

African And African-american Studies 3880 - Spring 2019

From the period of bondage through the 21st century, terror and racialized violence have consistently been used as a form of social control. This course is constructed to explore the historical foundations of extreme threats of violence inflicted among populations of African descent. The fabric of American culture has given birth to its own unique brand of terrorism, of which this class spends considerable time interrogating. Yet, in recognizing that these practices are commonly found in other parts of the Black Atlantic, students will be encouraged to take a comparative view to better tease out the wider strands of violence operative in places like England, the Caribbean, and Latin America Within this course, we will explore the varied ways in which music, films, newspapers, and historical narratives shed light on these often life altering stories of the past. Some of the themes touched upon include: the use of punishment/exploitation during the era of slavery; lynching; sexual violence; race riots; police brutality; motherhood; black power; and community activism.
Course Attributes: EN HBU BAAS HUMAS SD IFA HUMAR HUMAS SC

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Terror and Violence in the Black Atlantic
INSTRUCTOR: Mustakeem
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