PG 346

Race in the American Political Imagination

Students explore the concepts of citizenship and personhood in the American political imagination as filtered through a racial valence. Perhaps what is most striking about this valence is the way that it ' and Americans' conceptions of whiteness, citizenship, and personhood ' has evolved through America's history. Students will consider what role such images play in constructing a 'shared' political community, and to what extent the exclusions they engender strengthen or undermine this community.