Course Description for The African Diaspora
The African Diaspora
This course offers an overview of anthropological perspectives on the history and contemporary dynamics of the peoples and cultures of the African Diaspora. We will explore the sociocultural, political, and economic experiences of Africans "outside Africa" within the broader context of a changing global order in which diverse socially negotiated forms of identity are lived and expressed in culturally specific ways. Topics include but are not limited to identity, politics, economics, religion, resistance and revolution, music, art, and dance. Students will be exposed to a wide range of interdisciplinary literature and research designed to foster an appreciation for the diversity of the African Diaspora.