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Jack Turner Iii
POL S 511
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Ethical and Political Theory

Ethical writings of major political philosophers. Coherent themes arising from these works and assessment of their impact on concepts of politics.

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Spring 2012 Theme: CRITICAL RACE STUDIES. A survey of classic and contemporary works in the transdisciplinary field of critical race studies. The course's focus is limited to the United States. Readings include W.E.B. Du Bois's SOULS OF BLACK FOLK, David Roediger's THE WAGES OF WHITENESS, Charles Mills's THE RACIAL CONTRACT, Ian Haney Lopez's RACISM ON TRIAL, Claire Jean Kim's BITTER FRUIT, Kevin Bruyneel's THIRD SPACE OF SOVEREIGNTY, Audre Lorde's SISTER OUTSIDER, and James Baldwin's THE FIRE NEXT TIME.

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Last Update by Jack Turner Iii
Date: 02/01/2012