21W.788[J] South Asian America: Transnational Media, Culture, and History


Class Info

Examines the history of South Asian immigration, sojourning, and settlement from the 1880s to the present. Focuses on the US as one node in the global circulation, not only of people, but of media, culture and ideas, through a broader South Asian diaspora. Considers the concept of "global media" historically; emphasis on how ideas about, and self-representations of, South Asians have circulated via books, political pamphlets, performance, film, video/cassette tapes, and the internet. Students analyze and discuss scholarly writings, archival documents, memoirs, fiction, blogs and films, and write papers drawing on course materials, lectures, and discussions. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.788[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by V. Bald.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 21W.788[J] was rated 6.1 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Comparative Media Studies Undergraduate Studies - MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing site.

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