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070061 SE Seminar - Labour and Development (2020S)

Contract and Guest Workers in Europe (1960s to 1980s)

8.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Start 11.3.!

Wednesday 11.03. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 18.03. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 25.03. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 01.04. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 22.04. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 29.04. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 06.05. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 13.05. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 20.05. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 27.05. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 03.06. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 10.06. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 17.06. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 24.06. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The extension of the Socialist World System to the "Three Continents" in the 1970s set inter-continental personal flows in motion. One of those groups of people were contract workers who were to be trained in European socialist countries. Thus contributing to the socialist development of their countries of origin, they were at the same time to compensate for labour shortage in the European countries. In this latter aspect, these contract workers can be compared with "guest workers", migrant labour in Western European countries.
In this seminary, we shall try to open comparative perspectives on these forms of temporary labour migration in distinct societies, with a focus on the two Germanies. In such a Global History perspective, it is a further aim to scrutinize the agency of the labour migrants, their strategies to live diversity and to bring forward their interests in cooperation and sometimes in conflict with their work mates and the population in the recipient countries, instead of ascribing them a role as passive victims.

The seminar papers and (depending on students' capacities) the communication or part of the communication in the seminar may be in English. The written papers may also be delivered in French or Spanish.

Schedule:
11.3.-25.3..: Thematical Introduction and assignment of Seminar paper topics
1.4.: Literature Abstracts
From 22.4.: Presentations by students
24.6.: Final discussion/workshop

Assessment and permitted materials

- Writing and Presentation of literature abstracts (3-4 pp.)
- Writing and Presentation of the draft of the Seminar Paper
- Writing and Presentation of the Seminar Paper (ca. 65.000 signs), integrating critique and proposals for modification
- Permanent participation in discussion
- Structured intervention into the final discussion
- Presence (min. 75% of the sessions)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

continuous assessment; personal presence required

Examination topics

Essential Common Literature plus Seminar Paper
Active Participation

Reading list

Essential Literature:

Motte Jan/Ohliger Rainer/Oswald Anne von (Hg.), 50 Jahre Bundesrepublik - 50 Jahre Einwanderung. Nachkriegsgeschichte als Migrationsgeschichte, Frankfurt/M./New York 1999

Perez-Lopez Jorge/Sergio Diaz-Briquets, Labor Migration and Offshore Assembly in the Socialist World: The Cuban Experience, in: Population and Development Review 2/1990, 273-299

Sarkar Mahua (ed.), Work out of Place, Berlin-Boston 2018

Schwenkel Christina, Rethinking Asian Mobilities. Socialist Migration and Postsocialist Repatriation of Vietnamese Contract Workers in East Germany, in: Critical Asian Studies 2/2014, 235-258

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte: Globalgeschichte (Wahlfach PM4) (6 ECTS)

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