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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS, CD

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 21st century re-enslavement.

Enrollment Limit: 35
Instructor: P. Brooks

This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

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