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    Saint Michael's College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

AN 333 - Anthropology of Refugees


An exploration of the cultural, economic and political conditions that lead refugees and internally displaced people to leave their country of origin. We will examine the quality of life, tensions and social issues that arise in refugee camps and the “receiving” communities effected by displacement processes, as well as issues around repatriation in various countries. We will also explore the ways American refugees struggle with and respond to the process of being Americanized as well as issues around refugee health, in particular, the assumptions social service providers make in trying to heal refugees.

Prerequisites: AN 109 or AN 110

Full course