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INTL0473

Diasporas and Homelands

Diasporas & Homelands
War, mass migration, and globalization have spurred development of diaspora communities and heightened scholarly interest in the phenomenon. In contrast to other groups of exiles and immigrants, diaspora communities seek integration within host countries as well as ongoing political, economic, and cultural ties to their homelands. A number of questions arise from these complex and dynamic relationships: How do diaspora communities maintain cultural distinctiveness within host countries? How do they maintain and reproduce cultural ties with homelands and other centers of diaspora life? What influence do diaspora communities have on political relationships between host countries and homelands? What influence do they have on internal homeland politics? Finally, what are the implications of the diaspora phenomenon for the future of the nation-state and globalization? Case studies will be drawn from a variety of diaspora communities, including Jews, Palestinians, Armenians, Africans, and Indians. This course is equivalent to SOAN 0473. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
International Studies
Department:
Prog in International Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP SOC
Equivalent Courses:
SOAN0473

Sections

Fall 2011

INTL0473A-F11 Seminar (Sasson)

Fall 2009

INTL0473A-F09 Seminar (Sasson)