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    Oct 15, 2018  
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CHST128 CH - The Politics of Citizenship: The Law, Belonging, & Borders

When Offered: Each semester.
Instructor(s): A. Zimmerman
Credit: 1

This course examines the normative and political dilemmas around issues of citizenship, belonging, and national identity amongst US Latinos. Contesting this status (of citizenship) has been at the core of Latino politics for more than 150 years. Pursuing the goal of full, equal, and just inclusion has long been a major struggle that has been most recently impacted by globalization and migration, transnationalism, and immigrants’ rights movements which have challenged the US citizenship regime. The class will draw from a wide array of readings in political and legal theory, sociology, anthropology, and U.S. Latino studies. By the end of the class, students will be able to articulate and understand political theories of nation-state citizenship, including its historical, sociological, and legal underpinnings. Importantly, students will have an understanding of how citizenship is transformed by the demands of marginal and excluded communities, as both a legal status and a set of practices that constitute contemporary political and social membership.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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