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Week 5 notes: Transnationalism, Diaspora, Global

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Week 5 notes: Transnationalism, Diaspora, Global AAS 100

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Date Created: 09/20/16
AAS 100: Lecture Outline Week 8 Theme: Transnationalism, Diaspora, Global I. Global Migration/Global History a. Emigration: movement from a country i. Reasons for migration out of a country ii. Political iii. Social iv. Economic v. Environmental b. Immigration: movement into a country i. Adjustments in a new country 1. Foreign status 2. Social Discrimination 3. Naturalization? c. Reasons for Migration i. Economic: Push-Pull, labor ii. Political: Refugee, Asylum iii. Social/Cultural: Persecution, Discrimination iv. War, Famine, Environmental/Natural Disaster d. Forms of Migration i. Step Migration: Country to country ii. Seasonal Migration: Periodic iii. Circular Migration/Circuit II. Transnationalism a. Migration vs. Transnationalism i. Beyond One-Way Migration ii. Role of the nation-state 1. Control of migration 2. Creation of labor reserve pool 3. Select enforcement 4. “Labor not lives” b. Movement of People and Things i. Country of origin/destination ii. Flows of capital, labor, commodities iii. Global distribution III. Diaspora a. Definition: dispersion of large groups of people usually by force i. Model of Jewish, Armenian, and African Diaspora ii. Global economy as force iii. Diaspora as example of migration flows b. Imagined homelands: Home and host i. Where is home? Can you have more than one home? ii. Home and Diaspora iii. Identity and Diaspora iv. History and Memory (Culture, Tradition, Meaning) c. Myth of return: idea of return migration to country of origin i. Short term migration ii. Multiple migration iii. Temporary return iv. Permanent return? Once you leave home is it ever the same when you go back? d. Cultural Production, Circulation, Consumption i. Diasporic movement ii. Diaspora influence on homeland iii. Multiple migrations and multiple homes iv. Polyculturalism (as opposed to multicultarism) v. Making culture


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