ANT 389K • American Immigrant Cultural 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: Fone, N. and G. Fredrickson. Not Just Black and White (2005) Ngai, Mae, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004) 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). Stephen, L., Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California and Oregon (2007)