Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2020

  • Prison

    ETHSTD 181AC | CCN: 22410

    Keith P. Feldman, Tina Sacks, Jonathan Simon, Nikki Jones

    MWF 11:00 - 11:59am 105 Stanley

    4 Units

    Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, this course embraces the longue duree of critical prison studies, questioning the shadows of normality that cloak mass incarceration both across the globe and, more particularly, in the contemporary United States. This course thus explores a series of visceral, unsettling juxtapositions: “freedom” and “slavery”; “citizenship” and “subjugation”; “marginalization” and “inclusion”, in each case explicating the ways that story making, political demagoguery, and racial, class, and sexual inequalities have wrought an untenable social condition.