Globalization and Transnationalism
The purpose of this class, in short, is to sensitize you to the intricate and intertwining relationships between the overall process of the on-going globalization and its manifestation in both the action and the imagination of people’s cross-border migration, and thus to help you with the relevant literature in which you may pinpoint your interest and develop it into your MA or Ph. D. thesis.
This seminar focuses on the role of globalization and, specifically, of transnationalism, defined as the variety of cultural inter-connections and trans-border movements and networks which have intensified under conditions of late capitalism, in the global society. We shall proceed from the discussion of media and urban globalization, through the topic of diaspora, to the final study of transnationalism.