BLST 258: Race and Urban Life
Examines the experiences of Black people in urban areas since the 1900’s. Same as SOC 258.
This course also fulfills the Race, Politics, & Institutions major/minor theme requirements.
3 credit hours.
Past Texts Include
Natalie Moore, The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation
Mario Luis Small, “De-Exoticizing Ghetto Poverty: On the Ethics of
Representation in Urban Ethnography.”
St. Clair Drake, Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City
Lilia Fernandez, Brown in the windy city: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago
Ralph Laurence, Renegade Dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago.