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ANTH425 Anthropology of Transnationalism and Diaspora

Anthropological and transnationalist perspectives on the global study of migration and diaspora of persons and things; draws on international ethnographic studies of migrants, refugees, sojourners, elites and other examples.

This paper addresses key theoretical issues in the study of transnationalism, using a variety of ethnographic case studies of migration and the diaspora of 'persons and things' in contexts that cross the borders of Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Asia and Oceania. It will explore the ways displaced and/or mobile populations ground their lives in two or more national fields through mobility, social relationships, media, communications and consumption. The course will examine migrant workers, refugees, supranationality, borders and boundaries, theories and approaches to citizenship, government policy, class, ethnicity and identity politics.

Paper title Anthropology of Transnationalism and Diaspora
Paper code ANTH425
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
72 300-level ANTH points
Contact
anthropology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Gregory Rawlings
Paper Structure
  • First seminar (readings): 10%
  • Second Seminar (for research project): 10%
  • Notes from readings: 10%
  • Essay 1: 15%
  • Research Project: 30%
  • Final end of semester test 25%
Teaching Arrangements
13 weeks of lectures, seminars and tutorials taught in one block together each week; total of 2 hours and 50 minutes per week. Last lecture/tutorial/seminar devoted to the final in-class test. Entirely internally assessed. No exam.
Textbooks
No text book. All readings are available online through the University of Otago eReserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrating the ability to use 'problem-based learning' skills to critically assess data, evidence and argument
  2. Being able to carry out an independent in-depth research project using online, library and multi-media sources of information
  3. Consolidating skills in critical reading and interpreting diverse information, data, arguments and media
  4. Producing written material providing concise arguments sustained with an appropriate selection of ethnographic evidence and a critical interpretation of that evidence
  5. Defending argument, data and evidence orally through interactive class discussion, seminars and tutorials

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Friday 13:00-15:50 9-14, 17-22

Anthropological and transnationalist perspectives on the global study of migration and diaspora of persons and things; draws on international ethnographic studies of migrants, refugees, sojourners, elites and other examples.

This paper addresses key theoretical issues in the study of transnationalism, using a variety of ethnographic case studies of migration and the diaspora of 'persons and things' in contexts that cross the borders of Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Asia and Oceania. It will explore the ways displaced and/or mobile populations ground their lives in two or more national fields through mobility, social relationships, media, communications and consumption. The paper will examine migrant workers, refugees, supranationality, borders and boundaries, theories and approaches to citizenship, government policy, class, ethnicity and identity politics.

Paper title Anthropology of Transnationalism and Diaspora
Paper code ANTH425
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
72 300-level ANTH points
Contact
anthropology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Gregory Rawlings
Paper Structure
  • First seminar (readings): 10%
  • Second seminar (for research project): 10%
  • Notes from readings: 10%
  • Essay 1: 15%
  • Research project: 30%
  • Final end of semester test 25%
Teaching Arrangements
13 weeks of lectures, seminars and tutorials taught in one block together each week; total of 2 hours and 50 minutes per week

Last lecture/tutorial/seminar devoted to the final in-class test

Entirely internally assessed - no exam
Textbooks
There is no textbook. All readings are available online through the University of Otago eReserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrating the ability to use 'problem-based learning' skills to critically assess data, evidence and argument
  2. Being able to carry out an independent in-depth research project using online, library and multi-media sources of information
  3. Consolidating skills in critical reading and interpreting diverse information, data, arguments and media
  4. Producing written material providing concise arguments sustained with an appropriate selection of ethnographic evidence and a critical interpretation of that evidence
  5. Defending argument, data and evidence orally through interactive class discussion, seminars and tutorials

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard