Multicultural Expression and Celebration: U.S. Ethnic Festivals and Transnational Belonging
The course uses the lens of celebrating different communities' ethnicities to explore ideas of transnational belonging as they relate to diaspora, ethnicity, and race in the contemporary United States. Class discussions focus on art and display, critical race theory, and anthropological studies of culture history and cultural migration to examine the politics of ethnicity, racialized identity, and national belonging. In so doing, students assess current goals for U.S. multiculturalism and its practical connections to multi-vocality.ANTH 227GL and ASAMST 227GL are the same course.