GSFS 0313

White People

White People
White people did not just appear out of nowhere. Instead, they are the result of a long history of structural and everyday racism that was always intertwined with class, sex, sexuality, and nation. We will explore how whiteness became a foundational category for citizenship in the US, especially after the Civil War when the Color Line was drawn through the legal, cultural, and spatial practices of Jim Crow. We will consider how "new immigrants" and even white "trash" became white primarily through the exclusion of Black Americans. Finally, we will look at the formation of whiteness today as a site of privilege, aggrieved entitlement, and violence. 3 hrs. sem. (GloDeFem)/
Gender Sexuality &Fem. Studies
PrgGender/Sexuality/Fem. Study
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
SOCI 0313
GSFS 0413
SOAN 0313
SOAN 0413
FYSE 1357 *

Sections in Fall 2020

Fall 2020

GSFS0313A-F20 Lecture (Essig)
GSFS0313Y-F20 Discussion (Essig)
GSFS0313Z-F20 Discussion (Essig)