Geography 252-2: Topics in Economic Geography: Race and Economy in the Black Diaspora

Geography 252-2
CCN: 36582
(4 units)
Jovan Lewis
Location: 509 McCone Hall
Times: Th 2-5

This course examines the economy as an analytic domain for understanding the black experience. Throughout the course we will examine what forms economic institutions and practices take across the black Diaspora to examine the central place of race within capitalist economies, largely overlooked by mainstream economic analyses, and unpack its implications in capitalist markets, state systems, and development initiatives. Students will critically examine and interrogate fundamental concepts of economic geography and anthropology such as capitalism, labor, neoliberalism, debt, commodities, and markets.