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SOC 596 LLS - Recent Developments in Soc - Critical Border Studies

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Intensive study of selected topics based on contemporary works of major importance in the development of sociological theory. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

Topic: "Critical Border Studies." Meets with LLS 596, AFRO 597 and ANTH 515. Be it in Europe, the Americas, the United States, or elsewhere in the globe, there has been belligerent calls to tighten international borders, and better regulate, who can settle, who can migrate, who must leave, and who should be held. Detention, policing, and the surveillance of immigrants and refugees has augmented exponentially. Keeping the pressing presence of the present central, the course moves through theoretical shifts underscoring the frictions among questions of movement, borders, migrations, and refugee studies with respect to the debates on abolition, biopolitics, settler colonialism, and other currents.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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