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Unsettling Things

A LibGuide on expanding academic perspectives within the decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

About this LibGuide

This guide was created by Bard Graduate Center Library to complement the course Unsettling Things: Expanding Conversations in Studies of the Material World and is intended to be a starting point of research.

This guide is not meant to be comprehensive, as it is important for our students to still have discoverability in their research. 


About the Course

Unsettling Things: Expanding Conversations in Studies of the Material World addresses the broad foundational currents in social sciences and the humanities and critical fields that both contributed to and emerged from them. This includes:

  • Critical Race Theory
  • Black Diaspora and African American Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Disability Studies