Fall 2009 Speaker Series
POST- RACIAL SOCIETIES AND CULTURAL STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The idea of post-racial societies has gained momentum in recent times. Cultural Studies has long been interested in issues of national citizenship, cultural identity, and transnationalization. Is the concept of post-racial societies an enabling idea or a dangerous conceit? Are we too hasty in our abandonment of race as an analytical category? Does this undermine multiculturalism? Aren't ethno-racial communities vital sites for the constitution and articulation of cultural values? How does the idea of post-racial societies relate to the postmodernist valorization of the local, the particular?
Time: 12:00pm – 1:20pm Place:
(All presentations are free and open to the public)
Wed. Sept. 9th – Dr. Vincent K. Pollard, Department of Asian Studies, UHM
Wed. Sept. 23– Roundtable–Dr.
“Law and Order, Racism and the Gates Affair” Burns Hall 4005
Wed. Sept. 30th – Dr.
“Eating in Public: The Desire for a Post-Racist Commons” Burns Hall 2118
Wed. Oct. 14th – Dr.
Wed. Oct. 21st – Dr.
Wed. Oct. 28th – Dr.
“The Quest for a Post-Racial
Wed. Nov. 4th – Dr. Jonathan Okamura, Department of Ethnic Studies
Wed. Nov. 18th – Dr.
Wed. Nov. 25th– Dr. Njoroge Njoroge, Department of History, UHM
Wed. Dec. 2nd– Dr. Elisa White, Department of Ethnic Studies, UHM
Fri. Dec. 11– Capstone, Burns Hall 4005
UHM/EWC International Cultural Studies Certificate Program
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