General information

Module title Anthropology Of Migration
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Natalia Bloch
Lecturer's email nbloch@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
ECTS 4
USOS code 20-AM-12-EtnC

Timetable

 

 

Module aim (aims)

• Providing students with the knowledge of the key categories and concepts developed within mobility, migration and refugee studies (and the intersections between them)
• Providing students with the knowledge of the interpretative perspective towards migration issues developed within social anthropology
• Providing students with skills of in-depth and critical analysing the migration phenomena from an anthropological perspective

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

• Good English language skills
• A graduate degree

Syllabus

WEEK 1: Introduction to the course
WEEK 2: International migration and its complexity
WEEK 3: Theorizing Migration in Anthropology
WEEK 4: Ethnographies of mobilities
WEEK 5: Transnational perspective – multiple homes and loyalties
WEEK 6: Perspective of the life course – different generations of migrants
WEEK 7: Gender perspective on migration
WEEK 8: Religion and racialisation of migrants
WEEK 9: Privileged migrants – going first class?
WEEK 10: International Retirement Migration
WEEK 11: Educational migration or tourism?
WEEK 12: Refugee studies and the International Refugee Regime
WEEK 13: Protracted exile and refugees’ self-reliance beyond the UNHCR
WEEK 14: Refugee/migration crisis?
WEEK 15: Conclusions

FORMS OF ASSESSMENT: Active participation during the classes and writing a final essay

Reading list

WEEK 2:
Glick Schiller N., Salazar N. B. (2013) Regimes of Mobility across the Globe, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39: 2, pp. 183–200.
WEEK 3:
Brettell C. B. (2008) Theorizing Migration in Anthropology: The Social Construction of Networks, Identities, Communities, and Globalscapes, in: C. B. Brettell, J. F. Hollifield (eds) Migration Theory. Talking across Disciplines, pp. 97-135, New York: Routledge.
WEEK 4:
Salazar N.B., Elliot A., Norum R. (2017) Studying mobilities: Theoretical notes and methodological queries, in: A. Elliot, R. Norum, N. B. Salazar (eds), Methodologies of Mobility: Ethnography and Experiment, pp. 1-24, New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books.
WEEK 5:
Metykova M. (2010) Only a Mouse Click Away from Home: Transnational Practices of Eastern European Migrants in the United Kingdom, Social Identities 16: 3, pp. 325-338.
WEEK 6:
Ben-Ze’ev E. (2005) Transmission and Transformation: The Palestinian Second Generation and the Commemoration of the Homeland, in: A. Levy, A. Weingrod (eds), Homelands and Diasporas. Holy Lands and Other Places, pp. 123-139, Stanford: Stanford University Press.
WEEK 7:
Lutz H. (2002) At Your Service Madam! The Globalization of Domestic Service, Feminist Review 70, pp. 89-104.
WEEK 8:
Hamel Ch. (2002) Muslim Diaspora in Western Europe: The Islamic Headscarf (Hijab), the Media and Muslims’ Integration in France, Citizenship Studies 6: 3, pp. 293-308.
WEEK 9:
Fechter M. (2007) Living in a Bubble: Expatriate’s Transnational Spaces, in: V. Amit (ed.), Going First Class? New Approaches to Privileged Travel and Movement, pp. 33-52, New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books.
WEEK 10:
Gustafson P. (2002) Tourism and Seasonal Retirement Migration, Annals of Tourism Research 29: 4, pp. 899-918.
WEEK 11:
Carlson S. (2013) Becoming a Mobile Student – a Processual Perspective on German Degree Student Mobility, Population, Space and Place 19, pp. 168-180.
WEEK 12:
Malkki L. H. (1995) Refugees and Exile: From "Refugee Studies" to the National Order of Things, Annual Review of Anthropology 24, pp. 495-523.
WEEK 13:
Bloch N. (2017) Beyond Integration. Tibetan Diaspora’s Separation Strategy in Multicultural India, in: A. Posern-Zieliński (ed.), The World of Encounters. The Role of Migration and Ethnicity in the Contemporary World, pp. 75-96, Poznań: Instytut im. Oskara Kolberga.
WEEK 14:
Selim N. et al. (2018) Coming Together in the So-Called Refugee Crisis. A Collaboration Among Refugee Newcomers, Migrants, Activists and Anthropologists in Berlin, “Anthropology in Action” 25: 3, pp. 24-44.