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ANTH2628: Migration and Migrant Cultures

2023 unit information

This unit of study examines human migration and settlement from an anthropological perspective. It is framed by three general and connecting themes: (a) anthropology's turn from bounded cultures to the study of movement and contested identities; (b) the role of migration in transnational relations with a focus on middle and late modernity; and (c) the relation between the growth of migration populations and race relations, especially as this has unfolded in Australia.

Unit details and rules

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Code ANTH2628
Academic unit Anthropology
Credit points 6
12 Junior credit points from Anthropology
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Introduce theories and methodologies of the concepts 'migration', 'transnationalism' and 'mobility' and use them for the analysis of social relations in different cultural contexts
  • LO2. Understand the breadth and significance of the ethnographic record pertaining to migration, transnationalism and mobilities.
  • LO3. Understand how social, political and economic forces contribute to migration, transnationalism and mobilities.
  • LO4. Demonstrate skills to produce research materials for specialised and non specialised audiences

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Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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