SOCI 035D. Capitalism and Migration

The issue of transnational migration has been much debated by politicians, the media and laypeople alike. This is especially the case in the last few years. Images of migrants making their way to the nearest border, families being separated through deportation and children being detained in cages fill our screens. But, do we understand what causes people to migrate in the first place? To understand this, we need to analyze the root causes of transnational migration as well as the politics involved in it. This will require engagement with issues of power, the legal system and the production of migrant illegality, race, the nation-state, etc. Rather than only a survey of theories related to the topic, this class is designed to provide you with a holistic approach to the study of migration from a critical sociological perspective.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for ESCH, LALS, GLBL-core
Spring 2025. Rangel.
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology  
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