Middlebury

SOAN 1035

Anthro of Labor Migra & Refuge

Refugees or Labor Migrants: The Anthropology of South-North Migration
More people from low-income countries are seeking to move to high-income countries.  How many are refugees fleeing oppression, and how many are labor migrants seeking to increase their incomes and consumption levels? Do they have a human right to be admitted? Beefed-up border enforcement has led to thousands of deaths in the American Southwest and the Mediterranean, and now anxious voters are electing politicians who promise even harsher crackdowns. Based on research with international migration streams, this course will explore debates over border enforcement, migrant rights, the deportation industry and the migration industry, low-wage labor markets, and remittance economies, with a focus on Latin American migration to the U.S., as well as African and Mideastern migration to Europe (Not open to students who have taken SOAN 1021 or SOAN 329)
Subject:
Sociology/Anthropology
Department:
Sociology/Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL AMR CMP SOC
Equivalent Courses:
SOAN 0329
SOAN 1021
FYSE 1287

Sections

Winter 2019

SOAN1035A-W19 Lecture (Stoll)