Race and Racism in Central Europe
|Kod przedmiotu:||3102-FRRE||Kod Erasmus / ISCED:||14.7 / (0314) Socjologia i kulturoznawstwo|
|Nazwa przedmiotu:||Race and Racism in Central Europe|
|Jednostka:||Instytut Etnologii i Antropologii Kulturowej|
Courses in foreign languages
III rok studiów licencjackich
Moduł L5: Antropologia polityczna i ekonomiczna
|Punkty ECTS i inne:||
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This class aims to understand the recent outburst of racism in Cental Europe by pointing to its local and global roots.
“They will come and rape our women” – sounds the warning, put out by right wing media about migrants and refugees throughout Central Europe. Since the beginning of the so-called migrant crisis in Europe in 2015, Central European (right wing, but not only) media have been filled with images of predatory black- or brown-skinned, mostly Muslim, men whose sole purpose for coming to Europe was to sexually abuse white European women. Events such as New Year’s Eve sexual assaults in Cologne and a five-day silence about them in mainstream liberal media fueled a reluctance to accept refugees and migrants all over (Central) Europe. Anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric contributed greatly to electoral successes of populist, far right political parties throughout Central Europe. This class aims to understand the recent outburst of racism in the region by pointing to its local and global roots.
Oct 7 Introduction and class rules
Oct 14 Introduction to critical race theory.
Major terms and definitions: race, whiteness, the racial contract, white ignorance, race and modernity.
Charles W. Mills. 1997. The Racial Contract. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, Introduction, pp. 1-7
Charles W. Mills 2007. White Ignorance. In Sullivan, S. & Tuana, N. (eds.) Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press: 13-38; please read especially pp. 20-23.
An ethnographic example of white ignorance: Bolaji Balogun, 2019, Being Black At The Polish Seaside, Can be accessed here: https://www.thesociologicalreview.com/being-black-at-the-polish-seaside/
Paul Gilroy. 1993. The Black Atlantic, London: Verso, excerpts from chapter 2, pp.46-58 (Slavery and the Enlightenment Project).
Oct 21 Race in anthropology
Anthological approaches to race and racism
Leith Mullings. 2005. Interrogating Racism: Toward an Antiracist Anthropology, Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 34:667-693
Oct 28 Methodologies: studying silence
How to study race in Central-Eastern Europe from historical and anthropological perspectives?
Heike Bauer. 2017. The Hirschfeld Archives: Violence, Death, and Modern Queer Culture, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, chapter 1, Sexual Rights in a World of Wrongs: Reframing the Emergence of Homosexual Rights Activism in Colonial Contexts, pp. 13-36
Chelsi West Ohueri. 2016. Mapping Race and Belonging in the Margins of Europe: Albanian, Romani, and Egyptian Sentiments (PhD Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin), pp. 1-23. Can be accessed here: https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/44035
Nov 4 Race and racism in Polish early anthropology
Guest lecture by Dr Olga Linkiewicz (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Olga Linkieiwcz. 2016. Applied Modern Science and the Self-Politicization of Racial Anthropology in Interwar Poland, Ab Imperio 2, pp. 153–181.
Nov 18 Can we study race in Central-Eastern Europe (part 1)
Anti-Semitism, antiziganism, and race
W. E. B. Du Bois. 2000. The Negro and the Warsaw Ghetto (1949). In Du Bois on Religion, ed. Phil Zuckerman, Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, pp. 197-201.
Anikó Imre. 2005. Whiteness in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe: The Time of the Gypsies, the End of Race. In Postcolonial whiteness : a critical reader on race and empire, ed. Alfred J. López. State University of New York Press, pp. 79-102.
Nov 25 NO CLASS (additional class will be organized on Feb 3)
Dec 2 Can we study race in Central-Eastern Europe (part 2)
Critical race theory enters South (Central-Eastern) Europe
Catherine Baker. 2018. Race and the Yugoslav region Postsocialist, post-conflict, postcolonial? Manchester University Press. Introduction: what does race have to do with the Yugoslav region, pp. 1-30
Dec 9 Can we study race in Central-Eastern Europe (part 3)
Racialized histories of Poland and Hungary
Attila Kund. 2016. ‘Duties for her race and nation’: Scientistic racist views on sexuality and reproduction in 1920s Hungary. Sexualities, 19 (1-2): 190-210
Bolaji Balogun. 2018. Polish Lebensraum: the colonial ambition to expand on racial terms. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41 (14): 2561-2579.
Dec 16 Can we study race in Central-Eastern Europe (part 4)
Ian Law and Nikolay Zakharov. 2019. Race and Racism in Eastern Europe: Becoming White, Becoming Western. In Essed Philomena, Karen Farquharson, Kathryn Pillay, Elisa Joy White, Editors, Relating Worlds of Racism Dehumanisation, Belonging, and the Normativity of European Whiteness, Palgrave, pp. 113-139.
Jan 13 Case studies
Race in Ukrainian hip-hop
Adriana Helbig. 2011. “On stage, everyone loves a Black”: Afro-Ukrainian Folk Fusion, Migration, and Racial Identity in Ukraine. Current Musicology, 91: 7-23.
Jan 20 Case studies
Race and Polish migration to the UK and Spain
Magdalena Nowicka, 2018, ‘I don’t mean to sound racist but…’ ‘Transforming racism
in transnational Europe’. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41(5): 824-841.
Alina Rzepnikowska. 2019. Shifting Racialised Positioning of Polish Migrant Women in Manchester and Barcelona. In Essed Philomena, Karen Farquharson, Kathryn Pillay, Elisa Joy White, Editors, Relating Worlds of Racism Dehumanisation, Belonging, and the Normativity of European Whiteness. Palgrave, pp. 191-219.
Jan 27 Final discussion: The refugee crisis
Understanding the fear of refugees and migrants: anti-European, Islamophobic, fascist, or racist?
Monika Bobako, 2018. Semi-peripheral Islamophobias: the political diversity of anti-Muslim discourses in Poland. Patterns of Prejudice, 52 (5): 448-460.
Tyler, Imogen. 2018. The hieroglyphics of the border: racial stigma in neoliberal Europe, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41:10: 1783-1801.
Karolina Follis. 2018. The West Has Made Mistakes: Knowing the Immigrant Threat in Kaczyński’s Poland. Cultural Anthropology, Hot Spots series Lessons for Liberalism from the “Illiberal East” edited by Dace Dzenovska and Larisa Kurtovic, can be accessed here: https://culanth.org/fieldsights/the-west-has-made-mistakes-knowing-the-immigrant-threat-in-kaczy%C5%84skis-poland
3 Feb Additional class: students’ presentation
10 am to 1 pm
Baker, Catherine,. 2018. Race and the Yugoslav region Postsocialist, post-conflict, postcolonial? Manchester University Press.
Bauer, Heike. 2017. The Hirschfeld Archives: Violence, Death, and Modern Queer Culture, Philadelphia: Temple University Press
Bobako, Monika. 2018. Semi-peripheral Islamophobias: the political diversity of anti-Muslim discourses in Poland, Patterns of Prejudice, DOI: 10.1080/0031322X.2018.1490112
Du Bois, W. E. B. . 1949. The Negro and the Warsaw Ghetto.
Essed Philomena, Karen Farquharson, Kathryn Pillay, Elisa Joy White, Editors. 2019. Relating Worlds of Racism Dehumanisation, Belonging, and the Normativity of European Whiteness, Palgrave.
Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn. 2019. Race and Racism: An Introduction, Second Edition, Rowman & Littlefield.
Follis, Karolina. 2018. The West Has Made Mistakes: Knowing the Immigrant Threat in Kaczyński’s Poland, Cultural Anthropology Hot Spots series Lessons for Liberalism from the “Illiberal East” edited by Dace Dzenovska and Larisa Kurtovic https://culanth.org/fieldsights/the-west-has-made-mistakes-knowing-the-immigrant-threat-in-kaczy%C5%84skis-poland
Kühlbrandt, Charlotte. 2019. Confronting racism in family planning: a critical ethnography of Roma health mediation, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 27:1, 1571324, DOI: 10.1080/09688080.2019.1571324
Kund, Attila. 2016. ‘Duties for her race and nation’: Scientistic racist views on sexuality and reproduction in 1920s Hungary, Sexualities,
Renkin Hadley Z. 2016. “Biopolitical mythologies: Róheim, Freud, (homo)phobia, and the sexual science of Eastern European Otherness.” Sexualities 19 (1/2): 168–189. doi.org/10.1177/1363460714550908
Somerville, S Siobhan. 1998. “Scientific Racism and the Emergence of the Homosexual Body.” In Sexology in Culture: Labeling Bodies and Desires edited by Lucy Bland, and Laura Doan, 60-76. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Stoler, Ann L. 1989. “Making Empire Respectable: The Politics of Race and Sexual Morality in 20th-Century Colonical Cultures.” American Ethnologist 16 (4): 634-660.
Stoler, Ann L. 2016. Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times. Durham: Duke University Press.
Tyler, Imogen. 2018. The hieroglyphics of the border: racial stigma in neoliberal Europe, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41:10, 1783-1801, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2017.1361542
Volume: 19 issue: 1-2, page(s): 190-210
|Efekty uczenia się:||
Students will learn about the history and anthropology of race and racism in Cental Europe. Furthermore, they also develop a set of skills useful in the development of their own research projects, including:
- participating in group discussions;
- conducting small research projects;
- presentation of their own work in oral form.
Po ukończeniu zajęć studenci potrafią:
- analitycznie myśleć i dokonywać obserwacji i krytyki przemian społeczno-kulturowych
- posługiwać się wybranym językiem obcym na poziomie B2+ Europejskiego Systemu Opisu Kształcenia Językowego
- posługiwać się specjalistyczną terminologią z zakresu etnologii i antropologii kulturowej w języku obcym
|Metody i kryteria oceniania:||
Class activity based on reading
Collective research project conducted by small groups (2-3 students) on a subject of the students' choice (connected to the topic of the course):
- research proposal due to Nov 30 (3-5 pages plus short class presentation);
- final presentations (last 2 weeks, students should prepare and submit presentation [in for instance a power point format).
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Warszawski.