2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jan 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

HIST 334 - History of Racism in Modern Europe


The category of “race” has been used since about 1500–when Europe’s Renaissance met with the exploration of “other” human beings in different continents–to naturalize inequality among groups of people based on certain ideas of their bodies. The seminar focuses on the scientific foundation of modern racism in the Enlightenment, the origins of the cult of health and beauty at about 1900, and the globalization of western body ideals until now.

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