Reading List

Please refer to the list below for weekly reading assignments. The reading schedule is also available via MySLC, where you will also be able to access links through the library to specific pieces and chapters.

Week 1: Introduction to Sociology of Migration & Displacement

  1. Bauman, Zygmunt. Strangers at our Door. Polity. 2016.
  2. Ibn Khaldun and Early Sociology

Week 2: Expulsions and Displacement

  1. Sassen, Expulsions chapters 1 and 4
  2. Kevin Bales – modern slavery and trafficking

Week 3: Invisible Labor and Migration

  1. Miraftab – outsourcing social reproduction
  2. Ian Urbina – sea slaves
  3. Parrenas – Care chain

Week 4: Refugees

  1. Betts and Collier, chapters 1 and 2
  2. The Rohingya – Ibrahim

Week 5: Humanitarianism

  1. Dunn – No Path Home, chapters 1 and 3

Week 6: The Pandemic

  1. India and migrants – https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/the-pandemic-exposes-indias-two-worlds/609838/
  2. Bangladesh and migrants- https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/coronavirus-case-bangladesh-rohingya-refugee-camps-200514143543211.html
  3. US detention and migrant policy