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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2007

GOV 381L • Racial and Ethnic Politics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40245 M
12:30 PM-3:30 PM
BAT 5.102

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth analysis of the role of race and ethnicity in political behavior. Through the examination of the extant literature, this course intends to create a greater understanding of the contexts racial and ethnic groups exist and how these contexts shape their actions in the political world. The course will primarily focus on racial and ethnic politics in the U.S. contexts, but will also integrate research in the comparative political literature.


Dawson, Michael C. 1994. Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African American Politics. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Harris-Lacewell, Melissa Victoria. 2004. Barbershops, Bibles and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Kinder, Donald R., and Lynn M. Sanders. 1996. Divided by Color. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Reeves, Keith. 1997. Voting Hopes or Fears? White Voters, Black Candidates & Racial Politics. Smedley, Audrey. 1999. Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview. Second ed. Boulder, CO: Westview. Tate, Katherine. 1993. From Protest to Politics: The New Black Voters in American Elections. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.


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