Refugees' Lives: Violence, Culture, and Identity

AMES320S

This course examines how writers, artists and filmmakers represent the ways in which Palestinians, Syrians, Iraqis, Sudanese and Egyptians have become refugees and their adaptation strategies to new, harsh circumstances both in and outside the Arab world. It also discusses government and non-governmental organizations that have worked with Arab refugees since 1948 and explores the role played by refugees in constructing national identity and consciousness. Students will collect stories and histories of Arab refugees in Durham.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

DOCST321S

Curriculum Codes: 

ALP, CCI, CZ, EI