Migration and Cultural Politics: Immigrant Experiences in the United States|
Spring 2012 not offered
AMST 258, AFAM 258, LAST 249|
This course will examine the experiences of contemporary immigrants in the United States, especially since 1965 and primarily from the Caribbean. After considering several theories of international migration and the causes of migration to the United States, the course will focus on the on the ways in which first- and second-generation immigrants, primarily from the Caribbean, confront and negotiate the meaning of race and ethnicity and how these forms of cultural politics affect their modes of incorporation in the economy.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(LAST)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
There will be selected readings from theorists of migration and immigrant experiences, such as Alejandro Portes, Douglas Massey, Aristide Zolberg, Ruben Rumbaut, Nina Glick Schiller, Mary Waters, Michael Waltzer, Sammuel Huntington, Roger Waldinger, Nancy Foner, Stephen Steinberg, Richard Alba, Alex Stepick, and David Hollinger.
|Examination and Assignments: |
The requirements for this course consist of three take-home essays of six to eight pages each, or one take-home essay and a research paper of 15-18 pages.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who do not meet the prerequisites should obtain a prerequisite override form.
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