course

This course examines the international history of the issue of racism. Tracing the phenomenon's evolution in the modern era, it addresses the questions of definition, manifestation, representation and socioeconomic and political underpinnings of racism. The approach blends an investigation and analysis of racism per se and examinations of its articulation, and responses or lack thereof to it, in different settings round the world, featuring the involvement of various actors, communities and ideologies. The course aims to provide students with a comprehensive international history of racism and to enhance their critical ability to understand and analyse cogently the question of racism - then, now and in a forward-looking perspective.