Anthropology | Migrations and Diasporas
E400 | 0483 | Bahloul


This course is devoted to the analysis and discussion of one of the major
global processes observed in human behavior in modern times.  The focus
will be on international migration.  Why do people migrate?  Where do they
go and why?  How do they migrate and how do they integrate into the host
societies?  How do the mainstream societies welcome them?  By which
social, economic, cultural, and political processes?  These are the
questions students will have to explore and try to answer.  The course
takes both a theoretical and an ethnographic approach.  We shall cover a
large number of situations and geographical areas of migration, in Europe,
the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.  Students will have an opportunity
to deal with a variety of social and cultural forms of expression of the
migrants' condition, in family organization, religious practice,
collective memory, the arts, associations, etc..

Requirements

Undergraduate:  mid-term examination (20%)
Research paper (30%)
Final exam (30%)
Class participation (20%)

Graduate:       1 Reading Review (30%)
2 Class Presentations (35%)
Research Paper (35%)

Readings

- An extensive reader
- Brah A., 1996, Cartographies of Diaspora
- Chow R., 1993, Writing Diaspora
- Mirzoeff N., (ed.), 2000, Diaspora and Visual Culture
- Rapport N., Dawson A., (eds.), 1998, Migrants of Identity