Five College Consortium

Afr Migratns & Globaliz

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Black Studies
Course Number: 
311
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as BLST 311 [A/D] and HIST 311 [AF]) As the crisis of the postcolonial nation-state deepens in the context of globalization and statism in African countries especially in the last three decades, African societies have experienced significant migration of skilled and unskilled workers.  These migration flows are raising new questions about the nature of politics, economics, and culture in various African national and transational contexts.  To explore the political, social, and economic consequences of these waves of migration in African states and among countries receiving African migrants, this course will examine the following topics at the core of the transformation of African states in the global age:  colonialism and the construction of modern African states; globalization and political legitimacy in postcolonial African states; globalization and African labor migration; globalization and African popular culture; globalization and Africa's new religious movements; globalization and Africa's refugee crisis; Africa and globalization of the media; Africa and the global discourse on gender and sexuality; Africa and the global discourse on AIDS/HIV; Africa and the globalization of football (soccer).  Course readings will focus not only on the impact of globalization and state crisis on African societies, but also on how emerging national and transnational African populations are shaping the processes of globalization.

Limited to 25 students. Spring semester. Professor Vaughan.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
BLST-311-01,HIST-311-01
Schedule #: 
BLST-311-01-1819S

Course Sections

Afr Migratns & Globaliz
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Olufemi Vaughan ovaughan@amherst.edu MW 12:30PM-01:50PM SCCE A013