Introduces key theoretical debates in international migration. Examines immigrants' political, economic, religious, and social integration into host societies, and continued ties to homelands. Experiences of voluntary and involuntary immigrants, of the second generation, and of incorporation into America and Europe. Designed around interdisciplinary texts and fieldwork in Seattle.
Overview of the key theoretical debates in the study of both voluntary and forced international migration. Immigrants social, cultural, religious, political, and economic integration into their host societies, and their continued ties to their homelands will be explored, as well as the experiences of the second generation.
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Assignments will include readings, films, discussions, fieldwork (interviewing) in the Seattle area.