Sociology (Arts) : This course examines state efforts to control immigration. Topics include: 1) the role of state institutions in creating and managing migration and residency; 2) migration governance at the international, national, regional and local levels; 3) the social construction of admissibility/inadmissibility in immigration policy in historical perspective; 4) immigration bureaucracies, policymaking and policy implementation; 5) the privatization of control; 6) the emergence and effects of state categorizations in immigration policies, statistics and administrative data; 7) control through legal status and its absence (precariousness and illegality).
Terms: Fall 2018
Instructors: Jennifer Elrick (Fall)
Prerequisite(s): By permission of instructor