ANTH 396: Issues in Anthropology: Social Sciences

ANTH 396-002: Transnational Sexualities
(Spring 2023)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Horizon Hall 1012

Section Information for Spring 2023

During the past two decades, there has been a substantial growth of academic scholarship across the humanities and social sciences devoted to exploring the intersections among gender, sexuality, race, and international migration. This course takes interdisciplinary literature in feminist and queer migration studies as its primary point of departure to think more about the ways in which gender, sexuality, and race structure contemporary processes of immigration and border-crossing. We will examine a variety of texts—cultural, socio-legal and historical—across a range of disciplines, including women’s and gender studies, queer studies, political science, history, sociology, law, anthropology, and ethnic studies, to name a few. Specific issues we will address include the history of U.S. immigration controls in relation to questions of race, class, gender and sexuality; the contested relationship between refugee law and international human rights law, particularly in the context of women’s and LGBTQ claims for political asylum; child migration and human rights; sex work, trafficking and migration; and feminist and queer anti-deportation activism.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, focusing on social science topics of interest. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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