BMA-AMED-220
From Immigration to Multiculturality: Assimilation in the U.S (A bevándorlástól a multikulturalitásig) in spring 2014
Frank Tibor, Thu 09:30–11:00, R356, host: DAS (R361)
4-credit lecture, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BMA-AMED-110
description & set texts
M.A. seminar, 2 hrs/wk, 4 credits Instructor: Tibor Frank, Ph.D., D.Litt., Professor of History The seminar discusses the rise of a multicultural society in the U.S. From a nation of immigrants the United States was increasingly willing and able to embrace a new type of society through appreciating the values and contributions of very different societies. This process took several centuries and a lot of conflict, often resulting in bloodshed. Throughout, the seminar takes a special interest in the relationship of culture and ethnicity. Seminar Topics • Changing Patterns of U.S. Immigration Policies • Affirmative Action • Fighting for Equality: From the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement • Visa Policies in the 20th Century • The Quota Laws and their Effect on American Society • Architects of Multiculturalism • Hyphenated Americans • Ethnicity and Culture • Is there an official language in the U.S.? Recommended Readings • Archdeacon, Thomas J. Becoming American. An Ethnic History. New York: The Free Press, 1983. • Dinnerstein, Leonard and Reimers, David M. Ethnic Americans. A History of Immigration. Third Edition. New York: HarperCollins, 1988. • Frank, Tibor: Ethnicity, Propaganda, Myth-Making. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1999. Frank, Tibor. Double Exile. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009. Gitlin, Todd. The Twilight of Common Dreams. New York: Metropolitan Books, 1995. • Glazer, Nathan. We Are All Multiculturalists Now. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997. • Glazer, Nathan and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Beyond the Melting Pot. Cambridge Mass.: The M.I.T. Press, 1963. • Greer, Colin, ed. Divided Society. The Ethnic Experience in America. New York: Basic Books, 1974. • Hacker, Andrew. Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal. New York: Scribner, 1992. • Lieberson, Stanley and Mary C. Waters. From Many Strands: Ethnic and Racial Groups in Contemporary America. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1988. • Moynihan, Daniel Patrick. Pandaemonium. Ethnicity in International Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. • Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society. New York—London: W. W. Norton, 1992. • Sowell, Thomas. Ethnic America: A History. New York: BasicBooks, 1981.
requirements & assessment
Requirements Mandatory attendance and active participation, oral presentation, research paper of cca 12-15 pages Grading Attendance and participation 25%, presentation 25%, paper 50%