Mar 06, 2021  
Catalogue 2019-2020 
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AFRS 383 - Creolizing the World: Language, Empire, Globalization

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as ANTH 383 ) This course focuses on creole languages and the communities who speak them as a window to understand how historical processes—imperial expansion, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, racist domination, the plantation system, anti-colonial resistance, and post-colonial nation-building—impact language genesis, change, and shift. This course also traces how colonial legacies continue to inform dominant attitudes about language in the current global political economy. Themes include multilingualism, language revitalization, the relationship between language and ethnonationalism, the role of language in anti-imperialist social movements, the aesthetics and politics of creolization, the role of language in the upholding and challenging racism, as well as the role of language in creating cosmopolitan and diasporic communities and identities. Louis Romer.

One 3-hour period.

Course Format: CLS

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