Anthropology | Citizenship, Immigration, and Globalization
A205 | 25357 | Friedman
One of the most controversial issues in the world today is the massive
movement of people across national borders. What kinds of people
migrate today and why? How does immigration affect how countries
define their national identity and their citizenship laws?
Immigration and citizenship involve more than questions of rights and
responsibilities; they also inspire debates about what it means to
“belong” in a society or nation. This course will look at
anthropological approaches to studying citizenship and immigration
around the world. We will focus on current debates about topics such
as the European Union, headscarves in France, indigenous rights,
post-9/11 U.S. immigration policy, multiculturalism, “mail order
brides,” and postnational citizenship.