ANT 391 • American Immigrant Experiences
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
This course seeks to develop a student's understanding of American immigrant cultural experiences and the processes that stimulate immigration to the United States. Theories and case studies will be examined to explore three main topical areas: 1) Processes of immigration: globalization and U.S. Law, 2) Incorporation: social class diversity, citizenship, schooling, 3) Cultural Identity. An overview of immigrant groups will be reviewed, but the focus of the study will be Asians and Latinos as these populations offer distinct examples of our social class immigrant spectrum.
Tentative Reading List: De Genova, N. Racial Transformations: Latinos and Asians Remaking the United States (2006) Hondagneu-Sotelo, P., Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning, and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence (2001). Rambaut, R. and Portes, A. Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America (2001) Rothenberg, D., With these Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today (2000). Haney-Lopez, I. White By Law: The Legal Construction of Race (1996). Dzidzienyo, A. and Obler, S. Neither Enemies Nor Friends: Latinos, Blacks, Afro-Latinos (2005)