ANT 336 Comparative Blackness

Does being black mean the same thing in the UK as it does in the US? The answer is yes and no. This course will address the following questions: Who is black? What does it mean to be black? What difference does national identity make to the experience of blackness and other racial identities? In this class, we will compare the history and experience of this identity in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Ghana. We will also explore the rich ethnic and immigrant culture of London through fieldwork in order to better understand the Black British experience.