ANSO123 | Autumn | 3 ECTS

Anthropological Approaches to Diaspora and Mobility

Rather than thinking of migration as an exceptional experience, anthropologists often take the position that people have always moved, either by choice, by force or a combination of the two. War, climate change, economic and political factors all have played roles in human mobility. This course addresses different sort of contemporary cases including worker and refugee migrations. This course combines both theoretical and practical learning. We will look at a number of case studies through academic literature and social media. Students will carry out short fieldwork projects. Key issues to be addressed will include integration, discrimination, and identity. Students will be expected to keep a journal that includes notes on readings, lectures and fieldwork.