Tuesday March 27, 2007
Monday March 26, 2007
Lecturer: Jeanette Bushnell
The participants of this course will study the notion “diversity” from many scholarly perspectives and from personal engagements. We will critically visit the historical thinking about ‘diversity’. Questions that drive this course are: What does diversity mean? What is diversity? What is non-diversity? Is it important and if so, why? What are the implications to me? How has ‘diversity’ successfully challenged inequalities and how has it been co-opted to support inequality?
We will look into origins and histories of ‘diversity’. We will learn about contemporary issues related to ‘diversity’ such as racism and other oppressions. We will relate ‘diversity’ dialogues to the harsh realities that face certain members of our society.