MABM233 Етническа история на Америка


The main ethnic groups forming multicultural American society will be studied in terms of their migration patterns and history, demography, discrimination they had suffered from and cultural influences in the dominant American culture. These are Native Americans, Afro Americans, European Americans, Latinos, American Jews, Asian Americans, etc. Each group has its own profile and all of them share some similarities as well. They all will be discussed in detail.

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Американистика и британистика. Сравнителни изследвания (на английски език)


доц. Евгения Благоева  д-р

Описание на курса:


Finishing the course students will

1) know:

• history and cultural patterns of different ethnic groups in America

2) can:

• read critically and anthropological text

• prepare and present an academic essay
Предварителни изисквания:

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. Multicultural America: theories of history and culture
  2. Native Americans
  3. European Americans: WASPs
  4. African Americans
  5. Latinos and Latino culture
  6. American Jews
  7. Asian Americans
  8. Irish Americans
  9. Italian Americans
  10. Muslims in America
  11. Ethnic assimilation in America: theory and realities
  12. Midterm exams

Литература по темите:

Abalos, David T. Latinos in the United States: the Sacred and the Political. University of Notre Dame Press, 1986.

Beth, Wenger. The Jewish Americans: Three Centuries of Jewish Voices in America. 2007

Davi, Shilpa. East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture. 2004

Hoxie, Frederic. Encyclopedia of North American Indians: Native Americans History, Culture and Life. 1996’

McDonald, Jason. American Ethnic History: Themes and Perspectives. 2007

Permutter, Philip. Legacy of Hate: A Short History of Ethnic, Religious and Racial Prejudice in America. Routledge, 1999

Philogene, Gina. From Black to African American: a New Social Representation. Praeger, 1999

Sciorra, Joseph. Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives. Fordham University Press, 2011

Sowell, Thomas. Ethnic America. A History. Basic Books, 1981