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How does displacement shape lives, politics, and expression? How are refugees and prisoners rendered political or depoliticized subjects by nation-states and humanitarian systems, and how do they resist these categorizations? We read recent ethnographies of the Middle East dealing with themes of refugees, imprisonment, and cycles of war alongside scholarship on mobility as an embodied practice and as resistance to capitalism and empire. While most work will be focused on the Middle East and North Africa, we will address diasporic and refugee communities in North America as well. Recommendation: one anthropology course or one Middle East related course

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

Instructor Approval: Not Required.

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Refund Policy: Course Policy 1

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School of Arts & Sciences