Culture and Globalization

Wednesday, October 10

What are some of the relationships between national identity and global flows (of money and military, for example)? What understanding of immigration and immigrant identity do we get when we center analyses of sexuality and gender in addition to race?

Required Readings

Aren Aizura, “The Romance of the Amazing Scalpel: ‘Race,’ Labour, and Affect in Thai Gender Reassignment Clinics”

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Supplemental Materials
Interactive site showing migrant flows across the globe.

Yen Le Espiritu, “‘We Don’t Sleep Around Like White Girls Do’: Family, Culture, and Gender in Filipina American Lives”

Class Slides

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