AAS 304 - Gender and Immigration: Identity, Race, and Place
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course answers these questions by looking at how the acts of travel and mobility are labeled differently under different political and social circumstances. The course examines the gendered cultural and political meanings people and governments give to mobility, border-crossing, and displacement in this exciting age of globalization and transnationalism. We will examine the meanings of travel and border crossing in relation to popular concepts such as “refugee,” "diaspora," and "transnationalism." We ask how the meanings and usage of these terms will be useful in understanding the social constructions of gender, identities, race, ethnicity, reproduction, socialization, and health. We will particularly explore how questions of power, race, and class intersect to shape refugees and immigrants' daily struggles for justice and human rights. We ask how refugees and immigrants attempt to create and "imagine" their own social world with reference to their new locations and their homelands. Our readings and discussion will focus on cultural and theoretical perspectives from the social sciences, specifically anthropology, sociology, literature, and history. And we will take as examples the ethnographies and narratives of immigrants from different parts of the world, specifically Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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Intended Audience:

The seminar is intended for junior and senior undergraduates but sophomore are also welcome.

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AAS 304 - Gender and Immigration: Identity, Race, and Place
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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