33320 Seminar

SoSe 17: Migrations to and from Latin America, Past and Present

Luis Felipe Rubio Isla

Information for students

This course will be an online e-learning course. There will be solely one presential meeting for organization, on the 19th of April (see underneath). The medium of instruction will be in English; however, coursework can be done in both Spanish and English. close


Migration to, from and within Latin America are made up of structures that are in constant movement and transformation. Mobilities from the 19th Century to present day have shaped and reshaped a continent socially, culturally, economically, and politically. Today there is a much more intimate and complex relationship between migrants and receiving societies. The changes on both the structure of community and the strategies of migration depend on the different social and economic situations of the countries in which migrants have settled as well as on the ways in which receiving societies have adapted to this presence. This survey course will take a look at different migratory movements from different regions of the globe to Latin America. It will discuss historical and contemporary movements from Europe and Asia, human mobility across the Atlantic, North America and Asia, as well as intra-continental migration. This course will introduce students to migratory movements from different regions of the globe, and present the Latin American continent as an integral part of such global migratory processes. close

Suggested reading

Castles, Stephen. 2007. "Twenty-First-Century Migration as a Challenge to Sociology." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 33 (3): 351-371. - Boehm, Deborah A. 2009. "¿Quien Sabe?": Deportation and Temporality Among Transnational Mexicans." Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 38 (2/3/4, Transnational Mexican Migration): 345-374. - McIlwaine, Cathy. 2012. "Constructing Transnational Social Spaces among Latin American Migrants in Europe: Perspectives from the UK." Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 5:289-303. close

Additional appointments

Wed, 2017-04-19 16:00 - 18:00

Dr. Luis Felipe Rubio Isla

214 Seminarraum (Rüdesheimer Str. 54 / 56)

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