Immigrants and Refugees
Module 1. Theorizing Migration
I. Doing your own research, consider the following questions:
-· What do sociologists of migration mean by 1st generation, 2nd generation, and 3rd generation immigrants?
· Explain if and how “1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation labels” are used differently outside of academia, for instance among your peers, or on the media?
II. From the Assigned Readings:
When did the US have the highest proportion of foreign-born, i.e. first-generation immigrants? What was the number of Immigrants in the US at that time?
What is the current number of foreign-born individuals in the US? What about the percentage of foreign born?
In about 2 paragraphs, please summarize and discuss your main findings and conclusions from the Zolberg (1989) reading. What is the author’s main point(s), what are some of the lessons regarding international borders, exploitation of labor, refugees, and global inequality presented by the Author?
In about two paragraphs please explain how the “Migration, People on the Move” article approaches migration theory differently to the Zolberg article? What would you say is different about the anthropological approach to understanding migration, what does the author bring to the table, what are some different ways in which migration can be understood or analyzed?
Why is important to theorize about human Migration? What (if any) are the benefits of understanding these theories? What is your takeaway from these readings?
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