Interdisciplinary course concentrating on one or more aspects of the Chicano experience.
Working Latinas and Latinos: Changing Sites of Identity in Daily Life
This course is a sociological examination of Latinas/os' working lives. We will examine the relationship between race, gender and work identity in the workplace. We will explore different work environments to examine the following questions: What are the different constructions of race, ethnicity, gender and nation in the workplace? How do power and ideology inform labor markets and the workplace in shaping the work experiences of Latinas and Latinos in local and global contexts? How do they shape Latinas' and Latinos’ understandings of their identity as workers? What changes result in [re]shaping home and family spaces? How does legislation also shape employment opportunities as well as gender and race relations?
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
CHSTU 498 is an upper-division course and students are expected to have a familiarity with sociological perspectives on the discourse of gender, race, labor inequality and globalization. The class will run as a seminar and will therefore encourage an enthusiastic forum for discussion.
Class assignments and grading