Tag: Stuart Hall

Race & Culture

The link between race and culture, or rather the racialization of culture, and the political manipulation of this situation is central to our understanding of how race works. In our in-class discussions, we have already noticed that we have difficulty speaking about race without speaking about…

Sculpture of a Muselmann at Neuengamme concentration camp, Hamburg

Concepts and Debates 2: Race and the Human

This week in the seminar we will continue to discuss issues of social construction and how to define race by engaging with Stuart Hall’s lecture, Race the floating signifier. The following is a more general concept note on the relationship between race and the human, which is also evoked in the following portion of…

This graphic is taken from W.E.B. Du Bois' study of Black people in rural Georgia presented at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. https://hyperallergic.com/306559/w-e-b-du-boiss-modernist-data-visualizations-of-black-life/

Concepts and Debates: Race as a social construct

Welcome to Week 2 of Understanding Race. In Week 1, we got to know each other, discussed our own understandings of race  and decided upon the themes we would be covering in the second half of the semester. This week, we will be looking at some…