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AMS 322 - Politics of Memory in Ethnic America

Three Credits
Every Other Spring

Representations of the histories of communities of color in American culture are often incomplete, barely visible, or distorted. What is left out and for what purpose?  What gets remembered and by whom? We analyze how memories and histories get constructed and contested in narratives and visual media, such as fiction, film, photography, personal and historical testimony, as well as museums and memorials. We examine Native American experiences, the Japanese American internment, representations of slavery, as well as Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the memorialization of 9/11, and the role all of them play in the larger American national imagination.

Course Applies to: American Studies