Diversity is one of the significant features of the transnational and translocational ties and practices. The multiple and intersecting axes of diversities in regards to economy, politic, culture, subjectivities, psychic and different empirical contexts construct and condition people’s experiences of displacements. By focusing on conditions of “leaving”, “arrival”, and “living”, in regards to class, gender, race, religion, and generation this course aims to shed light on interrelated concepts that are relevant to understand an increasingly globalized world and contemporary diverse societies. The main objective of this course is to examine transnational and translocational positionality and will introduce gendered, generational, and classed accounts of 'home' as well as migratory experiences. This course will offer analytical tools to problematize, historicize, and understand the diverse intersectional othering process as well as addressing the ways in which people (dis)identify with different positions through variety of transnational practices.
Sample topics include the following: gender; nation; migration, white migration, transnationality; translocationality; intersectionality; diaspora and diasporic space; border and border crossings, (re)membering home; longing and belonging; family and generation; and positionality.