ANTH-310 National, Transnational and Diasporic Communities

Considers the nature of belonging in the world today. Who is "at home"? Who is displaced/out of place? Begins with theories of the nation and anthropological research on national communities and nation-building, then turns to a consideration of those considered outsiders to the nation-state, i.e., diasporic, transnational and refugee communities. Addresses culture as it is formed by the globalization of capital, commodities, media, literacy, and international political and religious movements. Topics covered may include Jewish, Palestinian, African and Chinese diasporas; refugees in Tanzania and in Europe; and Indian intellectuals in the United States. Prerequisite: ANTH-162, SOCI-333 or instructor's permission. 4 SH. CC: Writing Intensive.