This course examines how social movements and political opposition groups adapt and adjust their activism when they are in exile. Through a variety of cases spanning from the Middle East to South Africa, we will explore what shapes diasporic activism and why some movements are more resilient than others. We will situate these discussions within broader debates around social movements and migration. After we consider what exile is, how different migration regimes emerge, and how conditions in the host states may vary, we will look at both cases of violent and nonviolent mobilization in order to understand what shapes diasporic activism. The course concludes with a reflection on what happens after exile, when movements and leaders return to their home country.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(CGST-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
All course readings will be available through Library EReserves and Moodle.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Include participation, daily discussion questions on the readings, midterms, research paper and a presentation.
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|Instructor(s): Matesan,Ioana Emy Times: ...W... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 6||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 15||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: X||FR: X|
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