Oct 17, 2021  
Course Catalog 2006-2007 
Course Catalog 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAST 220 - Doin’ Time: A History of Black Incarceration

3 SS, CD

Spring Semester. This course considers how a system of imprisoning Black men and women in the U. S. has been sustained from colonial times to the present.  Beginning with Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, and Davis’s Are Prisons Obsolete?, the course establishes a theoretical grounding upon which to understand early systems of surveillance and confinement.  The course surveys institutions, justice systems, and incarcerated men’s and women’s crimes, punishments, and experiences negotiating what can arguably be termed 21 st-century re-enslavement.

Prerequisites & Notes
Ms. Brooks

Credits: 3

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