This elective seminar pursues the study of a broad range of authors, mainly from the Americas but also including several from non-European traditions.

The Multicultural Thought reading list tends to very from semester to semester. Shown below is the Fall 2011 list.

Prerequisite: Seminar 020 - Greek Thought, or 110 - Classical, Christian, and Medieval Thought


Reading List:

  • Moustafa Bayoumi, How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?
  • Octavia Butler, Kindred
  • Mary Crow Dog, Lakota Woman
  • Dinaw Mengestu, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears
  • Fae Myenne Ng, Bone
  • Luis Alberto Urrea, The Devil's Highway
  • Sherman Alexie, Ten Little Indians, selections
  • Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, selections
  • Lani Guinier & Gerald Torres, political race and magical realism in The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy, selections
  • R. D. G. Kelley, "Looking for the 'Real' Nigga: Social Scientists Construct the Ghetto" in Yo' Mama's disfunctional!: fighting the culture wars in urban America
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies, selections
  • James W. Loewen, "Handicapped by History: The Process of Hero-making" in Lies My Teacher Told Me, selections
  • Peggy McIntosh, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
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