Course Description for Cities and Globalization
Cities and Globalization
This class introduces students to the study of urban life and the effects of globalization upon it in a variety of political and historical contexts. It focuses on cities and tumultuous sites in which new political, economic, and social identities are forged. Topics include but are not limited to global cities, transnational labor, diasporic communities, immigration citizenship, and cosmopolitanism. Students will be exposed and familiarize themselves with some of the qualitative research techniques used in urban anthropology such as participant observation, formal and informal interviews, the collection of life histories , and textual analysis.