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SEMS 445: Special Topics in Cultural Anthro: Migration & Culture
Professor: Kristin Koptiuch, Arizona State University at the West campus, Phoenix

Primary Textbook:
Douglas Massey and Mark J. Miller, The Age of Migration. Third Edition: International Population Movements in the Modern World. The Guilford Press, 2003 (3rd edition)

Supplementary Required Readings (available as pdf files):

Nicole Constable, Preface  and “Pleasure & Power”, in her Maid to Order in Hong Kong: Stories of Filipina Workers, Cornell 1997:vii-xvii, 202-210

Mary Crain, The Remaking of an Andalusian Pilgrimage Tradition: Debates Regarding Visual (Re)presentation and the Meanings of ‘Locality’ in a Global Era. In: Culture Power Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology, ed. Gupta & Ferguson, Duke 1997:291-311

C. Cindy Fan, Rural-Urban Migration And Gender Division Of Labor In Transitional China. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 27(1)2003:24-47

Philippe Fargues, Migration & Mobility in the Euro-Mediterranean Area: A Problem for Governments, a Solution for Populations? (2004 manuscript, CARIM, European University Institute, Florence, Italy)

Lada Cale Feldman, Ines Prica, Reana Senjkovic, eds., Fear, Death and Resistance: An Ethnography of War: Croatia 1991-1992. Institute of Ethnology & Folklore Research, Zagreb: Matrix Croatica X-Press 1993:
-----People Displaced, 177-209
-----Irena Plejic, All that we had, all that we were, reduced to memories, 229-239

John Frederick, The Myth of Nepal-to-India Sex Trafficking. In: Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered : New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights, ed. Kamala Kempadoo, Paradigm 2005:127-147

Farha Ghannam, Keeping Him Connected: Labor Migration And The Production Of Locality In Cairo. City & Society Jan 1998, Vol. 10, No. 1: 65-82.

Caglar Keyder, The Housing Market from Informal to Global. In: Istanbul—Between the Global and the Local, ed. Keyder. Rowman & Littlefield 1999:143-159

Amitava Kumar, Language. In his Passport Photos. U Cal 2000, 16-25, 29-34

Peter Kwong, Forbidden Workers and the US Labor Movement: Fuzounese in New York City. Critical Asian Studies 34(1)2002:69-88

Lisa Law, Defying Disappearance: Cosmopolitan Public Spaces In Hong Kong. Urban Studies, Vol. 39, No. 9, 1625–1645, 2002

Sandpa Soo-Jin Lee, Dys-Appearing Tongues And Bodily Memories: The Aging Of First-Generation Resident Koreans In Japan. Ethos 28(2) 2000:198-223

Phil Marshall and Susu Thatun, Miles Away, The Trouble with Prevention in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. In: Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered : New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights, ed. Kamala Kempadoo, Paradigm 2005:43-63

Douglas S. Massey, Five Myths About Immigration: Common Misconceptions Underlying U.S. Border-Enforcement Policy. Immigration Policy in Focus 4(6)2005:1-11

Overview of the South Asian Diaspora. UC Berkeley Library 1995 (online)

Awatsaya Panam et al, Migrant Domestic Workers: From Burma to Thailand. Thailand: Institute for Population & Social Research (Mahidol
University), 2004

Saskia Sassen, Migration policy: from control to governance. 13 July 2006 (5 pp)

Saskia Sassen, Why Migration? Report on the Americas 26(1)1992:14-19

Nina Glick Schiller, Linda Basch, Christina Blanc-Szanton, Transnationalism: A New Analytic Framework for Understanding Migration.  In: Towards a Transnational Perspective on Migration: Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Nationalism Reconsidered. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences v. 645 1992:1-24

Maura Stephens, The Heart Of Burma.
Opendemocracy.net14 September 2005

Liliana Suárez-Navaz, Introduction, to her Rebordering the Mediterranean: Boundaries and Citizenship in Southern Europe. Berghahn Books 2004:1-20

Takeyuki Tsuda, No Place to Call Home. Annual Editions reprint from Natural History, April 2004:50-55

United States Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report June 5, 2006

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Worldwide Refugee Survey 2006

Petra Weyland, Introduction, to her Inside the Third World Village. Routledge 1993:1-16

Jenny B. White, Bridge Between Europe and Asia, in her Money Makes Us Relatives: Women’s Labor in Urban Turkey. U Texas P 1994: 21-31 (on Istanbul)

Daphne Winland, The Politics of desire and disdain: Croatian identity between "Home" and "Homeland". American Ethnologist 29(3)2002:693-718

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