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ANTH2628: Migration, Transnationalism, Mobilities

2024 unit information

From the movement of people, objects and ideas to the concept of belonging and non-belonging, anthropology has approached societies and bodies not as discrete, isolated polities, but rather, as ones that are globally and locally entangled. The unit will highlight the historical and social complexities of migration, transnationalism and mobilities in relation to other ideas such as settler/colonialism, diaspora, capitalism, diversity, multinational governance, and home. In doing so, the unit will equip students with anthropologically informed overview of inter-connection and fragmentation.

Unit details and rules

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Code ANTH2628
Academic unit Anthropology
Credit points 6
12 credit points at the 1000 level in Anthropology

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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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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