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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

AAAS 68.08 Afro/Black Paris in Film and Life

This course takes students on a journey, not to an actual place per se in France, but rather through a lived experience, known as “Afro/Black Paris.” Paris, an historical site of freedom from racial enslavement, has long been a contested home and homeland for Africans and their descendants, that is, diverse people racialized as black whose presence in Paris results from colonization, exile, expatriation, and im/migration, including African Americans. The City of Light is arguably one of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in the world. However, all that glitters is not gold. Matters of race and anti-blackness co-exist with a variety of myths, narratives, and representations of Paris and France as color-blind and race-free. Through French film, students will explore these and related issues and thereby gain a broader understanding of pressing social questions, involving anti-racism, belonging, inequality, racism, and their intersections. This course follows a lecture-discussion format.



Cross Listed Courses

FILM 42.21

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or SOC; WCult:CI

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