Review of Unit to Date
Race, gender, and other social contructions.
The ways that we perform race or perform
genderand how those performances can
destabilize and/or reconsolidate those concepts.
Passing and realness.
The highly originalif not necessar
Troops to be Checked for Chemical Exposure
The Pentagon will offer medical examinations
and long-term health monitoring to service
members and veterans who were exposed to
chemical warfare agents in Iraq, the Army and
American Studies Department
RutgersThe State University
American Studies 228: The Contemporary American
Final Exam Review Fall 2015
The final examination will take place on Wednesday, December 16, between
1:00 and 3:00 pm at Ruth Adams 001 on the Douglass
American Studies 228
The Contemporary American
Study Guide: Control Room (2004)
A documentary providing a window into the international perception of the Iraq War,
courtesy of Al Jazeera, the Arab worlds most popular news outlet. Roundly criticized by
American Studies 228
The Contemporary American:
The Global War on Terrorism
Fall Semester 2015 Index 12761
Mondays & Thursdays 10:55 to 12:15
Ruth Adams Building, Room 001
Professor Angus Kress Gillespie
Office: Ruth Adams Building, Room 024
Kobani in Ruins
Nine months after coalition airstrikes and Kurdish fighters repelled
an invasion by the Islamic State, residents of Kobani struggle with
loss, failed services and widespread destruction, November 2015.
Vow to double Syria refugees intake
UN agency praises pledges to resettle over 100,000 refugees, but
urges more help to curb rampant displacement crisis
Scavenging for a Living in Jordan
Amid Syrian refugee influx, Jordan is fac
E.U. Offers Turkey 3 Billion Euros
to Stem Migrant Flow
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey, left, with Donald Tusk,
the European Council president, in Brussels, November 2015.
Turkey gambles on the Turkmens
Continue discussion of Larsens novel Passing.
Offer a more general, theoretical approach to
thinking about race, as well as gender and
some other categories.
Harlem (neighborhood in Manhattan, NYC).
Structures of ra
Today: Finish discussion of gender as a social
Continue the discussion of the ways that race
and gender can be performed and to what
Discussion includes recent controversies over
Lin-Manuel Mirandas award-winning musical
Unit II: Identity and Difference
Unit I of this class concerned mostly big
concepts and stories about the American
people, in general.
Unit II of this class will be more concerned
with highly personalized, individualized
Dealing with the d
Review of Social Constructions
Social Constructs: ideas, expectations, cultural
formations, and images that get attached to a
Race has virtually no biological meaning. And
yet, as a social construction, it has been an
extremely powerful force i
Iraqi Peshmerga Join Kobane Battle
About 80 Iraqi Peshmerga fighters have arrived in Turkey en route
to the besieged Syrian town of Kobane to help fellow Kurds in their
battle against the ISIL, October 2014
Syrian Rebels Join th