Sep 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 295-02 - Special Topic: Afrofuturist Sociology: Race and Technology

4 credits (Spring)
In this course we will use Afrofuturism as a conceptual framework for investigating the social construction of race and technology through a wide range of topics, including: freedom, slavery and emancipation, Civil Rights, pan-Africanism, theories of modernity, postmodernity, and  technoculture, the Cold War and postcolonialism, cyborgs and posthumanism, as well as connections to speculative thought in literature, music, and film, sociology, and philosophy. Although race  is the primary lens through which we will study technology and socio-technological change, we will also consider the impact of gender, sexuality, social class, and ability as they relate to communities of color and the deep technological embeddedness of everyday life.

Prerequisite: SOC 111 .
Instructor: Crombez