PSCI/INTR 277 Caste, Class, and Race
- Spring 2022
Human societies organize social inequality in a variety of different ways. This course focuses on three important structures of discrimination and inequality, caste, class and race. It examines the changing and interrelated meanings of these concepts, their origins, their influence on society and politics and attempts to reduce their influence through social and political change. It draws on a global set of cases, with a special focus on the United States and India. This is an interdisciplinary course, which mixes approaches from anthropology and political economy. No prior knowledge of the subject is required.