ANS 361 • Globalization From Below
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
This course explores the processes and conditions of illegal, illicit, and undocumented global flows in peoples, things, and ideas. Working against dominant conceptions of such movements, including black markets, informal economies, and transnational terrorism, this course will explore the global from the point of view of the people, objects and ideas that are taken to constitute the 'dark side' of contemporary international traffic. Issues to be covered include illegal migration, human smuggling, sex trafficking, illicit trade in protected species and flora, hawala, subversive ideas, gun-running, transnational movements of human and animal disease, and cross-border environmental movements, among others.
Participation and attendance. 20%. Presentation and Written Review 20%. Exams 40%. Research Paper 20%
Willem van Schendel and Itty Abraham, eds., Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders and the Other Side of Globalization, (2005).