A sociological examination of citizenship. Focus on how immigration law and polices shape divers meanings, practices, and statues, of citizenship in varied context, Topics include migration theories, state control, stage of legal status, relationship to race and gender ideology, as well as labor and civil society, in shaping membership and rights.
This a sociological examination of formations of citizenship as political and social memberships that materialize in legislative form, varied stages in documenting status and in daily experience in the U.S. How do experiences of immigration intersect with law and policy in daily life: in constructing one's membership as a citizen, shaping a sense of belonging, and framing one's experience of rights? What is the consequential impact on the concept of citizen[ship], its meaning and structure, but also as lived experience? We will examine the relationship between citizenship and migration and the impact on rights, broadly defined, in the U.S. We will pay close attention to two major spaces through which citizen[ship] is shaped and contested: identity [race and gender structures] and the social order [labor].
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