Indigeneity, by definition, calls into play complex relations to place. In this course, we will address contemporary Indigenous experience, politics, and imaginaries in the Americas by exploring questions of place as well as movement. How might our notions of Native American and Indigenous peoples and cultures shift if we consider mobility as central to Indigenous life? How are connections to ancestral territories and homelands implicated in or altered by the increasingly globalized world we inhabit? Looking at indigeneity on the move, we will invoke notions of borderlands and boundaries and explore forms of geographic, social, and virtual mobilities, and their intersections with race, legal identity, and claims to space and place. We will look at the new forms of mobility evidenced by recent Indigenous transnational migration, as well as the histories of chosen and forced movement, displacement, and dispossession that continually shape Native American and Indigenous experience.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Audra Simpson. 2014. Mohawk Interruptus: Life Across the Borders of Settler States.
Lynn Stephen. 2007. Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon.
Ulla Berg. 2015. Mobile Selves: Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S.
Additional readings TBA.
|Examination and Assignments: |
regular moodle posts; two 5-page papers; research proposal and substantial final paper.
|Instructor(s): Barenboim,Deanna Times: ..T.... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 8||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 0||FR: X|