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|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,098.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,352.87|
- 72 300-level ANTH points
- 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
- 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.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrating the ability to use 'problem-based learning' skills to critically assess data, evidence and argument
- Being able to carry out an independent in-depth research project using online, library and multi-media sources of information
- Consolidating skills in critical reading and interpreting diverse information, data, arguments and media
- Producing written material providing concise arguments sustained with an appropriate selection of ethnographic evidence and a critical interpretation of that evidence
- Defending argument, data and evidence orally through interactive class discussion, seminars and tutorials