Diasporas, Transnationalism and Globalization|
AMST 294, SOC 294, ENGL 294|
Until the late 1960s, there were three classical diasporas: Jewish, Armenian and Greek. The first was considered the paradigmatic case. In the past three decades, many dispersed peoples, once known as minorities, ethnicities, migrants or exiles have been renamed 'diasporas' by some of their own artists, or intellectual and political leaders, or by scholars. This phenomenon must be understood in the context of ever-increasing transnationalism and globalization. This course will introduce students to the past and present of the concepts 'diaspora', 'transnationalism' and, to a lesser extent, 'globalization.'
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(COL)(SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
There will be a course reader in which articles will be drawn from the disciplines of anthropology literature, American Studies, sociology, history, political science and ethnomusicology. Two novels will also be assigned.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short papers and one longer research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The three phenomena in question cannot be properly understood through one perspective or "lens." Any such lens, if used alone--for example, an interest in one's "ethnic" identity only, or an interest in transnational cultural flows only, will distort and impoverish. At a minimum, binocular vision is necessary, and those students who are receptive to several disciplinary approaches will profit most. However, the course requires no prior knowledge of its three main topics: diaspora, transnationalism, globalization.
|Instructor(s): Tölölyan,Khachig Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 7||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|
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