HIST232 - MIGRATION AND REFUGEES IN AFRICA

Description: 
This seminar will examine the experiences of recent African emigrants and refugees within and from the continent Africa from a historical and comparative perspective. We will look at the relations of overseas Africans with both their home and host societies, drawing on some of the extensive comparative literature on immigration, ethnic diasporas, and transnationalism. Other topics include reasons for leaving Africa, patterns of economic and educational adaptation abroad, changes in gender and generational roles, issues of cultural, religious, and political identity, and the impact of international immigration policies. Students will have the opportunity to conduct focused research on specific African communities in Philadelphia or elsewhere in North America, Europe, or the Middle East. We will employ a variety of sources and methodologies from different disciplines--including newspapers, government and NGOs, literature and film, and diaspora internet sites--to explore the lives, aspirations, and perceptions of Africans abroad.
Instructors: 
BABOU, CHEIKH
Day and Time: 
M 0200PM-0500PM
Room: 

COLLEGE HALL 217

Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
  • AFRC233401
  • AFST232401
Syllabus: 
Registration Notes: 
CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS