SOC 503 - The Sociology of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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This course addresses race, ethnicity, and international migration in theoretical and comparative perspectives. It focuses not only on the American experience, but on the comparative analysis of variation across time, place, and context in the organization, conceptualization, politicization, and everyday experience of race, ethnicity, and international migration. The course seeks to offer an overview of some the key theoretical debates in these vast fields of inquiry. They include, for example, the rationale, or lack of rationale, for distinguishing analytically between “race” and “ethnicity” as categories of difference; the distinctiveness — in comparative perspective — of the organization and understanding of race, ethnicity, and international migration and their intertwining in the U.S.; the manner in which the modern state, in different contexts, has shaped the organization and expression of race/ethnicity/international migration; and the ways in which international migration complicates questions of sovereignty, democracy, solidarity, belonging, and inequality. The class materials will be interdisciplinary (sociology, anthropology, political science, law, etc.) like the field itself. Graduate students from other social science disciplines are welcome. Sociology graduate students planning to take the Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Prelim exam will be particularly well served.

SOC 503 - The Sociology of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
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001 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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