SEMINAR POLITICAL SCIENCE 82690 I, 1975-76 Syllabus
Chaney and Colleagues Office Hours:
Mons., 9:30 11:00
Weds., 5:30 6:30
THE CARIBEAN/MLATIN AMERICAN DIASPORA IN NEW YORK CITY
This Seminar will explore the problems as well as the positive aspects of the
ever-increasing Latin American migrations to the large cities of the North -
Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, and especially New York City. The
Seminar will pay special attention to migrants from Colombia as a case study
illustrating the situation of other new Caribbean and/or Latin American migrant
groups from two principal vantage points: the implications for the sending
country of losing so many of its citizens, and the implications for the receiv-
if country of absorbing large waves of new arrivals of distinct cultural and
The Seminar iU.;be conducted in conjunction with an ongoing research project
being carried out by investigators of Fordham University (Mary Powers and John
Macisco of SSciology and Elsa Chaney, Political Science), and the Corporacion
Centro Regional de Poblacion of Colambia (Ramiro Cardona and Carmen Ines Cruz).
There will be the opportunity for participants in the Seminar to join in certain
aspects of the research project, according to their own special interests,
commitments and liguistic abilities.
1. Thursday, Sept. 11 THEORIES ABOUT INTERNAL MIGRATION
SIntroduction to some aspects of the migration problem within countries,
with special attention to the migration literature including articles
by Balan, Bogue, Browning and Feindt, Cardona, Cardona and Simmons,
Cornelius, Davis, Elizaga, Flinn, Hauser, Lee, Stouffer and Todaro (all
on reserve or i- required books -- see bibliography for full citations
of articles and books mentioned)
2. Thursday, Sept. 18 COIDMBIAN MIBRATICN TO NEW YORK CITY A CASE STUDY
Background on Latin American migration to the United States; what we
know; what we hope to find out and why it is important.
Introduction to the research project; what has been done until now; what
remains to be accomalished, particularly in relation to the community
study in Queens (Chaney and Cruz).
Discussion on possible student projects related to the Colombian case
study, or to another aspect of the Latin/Caribbean diaspora in NYC.
3. Wednesday, Sept. 24 PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF MIGRANTS IN LATIN AMERICA
-This discussion, using as a basis Mangin's Peasants in Cities will focus
on the situation of migrants in the capitals of Latin America, as a possi-
ble source of information and hypotheses for the bigger jump implied by
migration to New York City.
NOTE: There will be a lecture on MIGRANT IN THE CITY by Dr. Lloyd
Rogler, Schweitzer Professor at Fordham, at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs.,
Sept. 25. It is strongly recommended that members of this
Seminar go to hear this lecture (place to be announced).
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4. Wednesday, Oct. 1 THORIm B OF MIGRATION: INTRATIONA APPLICATIONS
Which of current migration theories might be applicable to the ~ tloIbian
and other Latin American-Caribbean migrations to the North? Ourguest
will be Ramiro Cardona; those who read Spanish should review his article
and the Briggs article in the Cardona book.
5. Wednesday, Oct. 8 COi00fL A, the SOCIOECONONIC BAC3ROMD OF A PROPI
OR SHE OVE
Wh is Colombia (and other Latin American countries to varying degree)
losing so much of her population? What internal conditions "push"
people to migrate -- deficiencies in employment possibilities, urban
services, education, housing; the lack of social and professional mobility
in stratified societies, etc.? Carmen Ines Cruz will be our discussion
leader, and we will base our session on the Pals Borda book.
6. Wednesday, Oct. 15 T' CLASSIC. MKRAn0S: IALIAMS, IRIR, PNIIM
SWhat has been the experience of the "older" migratiLns to the U.S.?
We will divide up, read and report an several of the classic migration
studies in a search for possible hypotheses to apply to the assimilation/
acculturation/adjustamnt processes of the Latin American and Caribbean
peoples in the U.S. Included will be the Caesari, O;ns, Handin and
Thomas & Znteecki studiLes, with the possible addition of the Rose book
an recent migrations in Europe.
7. Wednesday, Oct. 22 ATIN AMRICAN DIASPIRA IN NW YO1K CITY: PCIRMEWTS
SAt this meeting, we will first see a video-tape on Peruvian migration
to New York City (place to be announced), and then discuss the Puerto
Rican and Dominican experiences (based upon the FitPZatrick and Herdricks
8. Wednesday, Oct. 29 CO1IxNUATON OF THE DISCWBIDON 0 THE LATIN AmeRICAN
From this point on, there will be a weekly meeting of the Seminar
during which we will schedule, by turx, a working session on the
particular research projectsiundertaken by the Seminar members.
There will be three sessions in November (5, 12 and 19) and three in
December (3, 10 and 17). Project reports are due January 12, 1976.
There will be no possibility of an extensions.
SHOIR BIZCBt Awp B0058 AT JfODCAM BOOK MEXCKAl
International Migration Review, Vol. 6, Summer 72, "Internal Migration in latin
Mangin, William, ed., Peasants in Cities. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1970.
Fals sorda, Orlando. Subversion and Social Cmhage in Colombia. New York: Colum-
bia University Press, 1969.
Fitzpatrick, Joseph P. Puerto Rian Americanp. Pg.lewood Cliff, N.J.: P tice-
Hendricks, Glenn. The Dominican Diaspora. New York: Columbia University Teahhers
College Press, 1974.