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240080 SE VM3 / VM6 - Care, ageing and migration in global dependency (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work
SGU

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Presence during the first session is a requirement.
In case you have specific needs regarding accessibility, please communicate them asap, before the start of the semester, to the lecturer and the department office.

Wednesday 16.10. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 30.10. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 13.11. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 27.11. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 11.12. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 15.01. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 29.01. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Older persons, care labour and migrant workers are at the centre of this course's focus. With the help of literature analysis and exemplary instances of care recipients’ and care givers’ rights we will try to draw connecting intersectional lines. This seminar aims to let participants develop their own theoretical toolkit, with which to engage social inequalities around
a. age
b. health
c. migration
d. sex as well as gender.
Students can thereby develop a sensitivity to detect where respective group interests overlap, contradict or complement each other.

Assessment and permitted materials

Critical reading of key and complementary texts –
every participant needs to choose 1-3 key citations from the corresponding text for each session;
Presentation of one of the texts provided via Moodle – presenters are to provide a handout and prepare questions for the discussion following their presentation;
peer review among participants – feedback to seminar paper ideas is to be provided to at least one colleague via a dedicated Moodle forum before the last session;
Term paper (scientific seminar paper following a research question,15-20 pages)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

a) Attendance (max. 1 week's announced absence)
b) Presentation, handout and moderation
c) Participation, contribution to discussions
d) Submit a written assignment

Examination topics

A knowledge-sociological approach is allow participants to develop an Individual theoretical toolkit to engage with intersectional inequalities pertaining to
a. Age
b. Health
c. Migration
d. Rights.
Students will elaborate a sensitivity around debates about and overlaps between the interests of multifaceted social groups. Older people, migrant workers, people with disabilities and the institutions that determine their lives are to be made subject to critique founded in social theory. With the help of literature analysis and case studies we want to recognise where we as scientists can analytically draw connecting lines between social developments.

Reading list

Aulenbacher, Brigitte, Fabienne Décieux, and Birgit Riegraf. 2018. ‘The Economic Shift and beyond: Care as a Contested Terrain in Contemporary Capitalism’. Current Sociology 66(4):517–30.

Bauer, Gudrun and August Österle. 2013. ‘Migrant Care Labour: The Commodification and Redistribution of Care and Emotional Work’. Social Policy and Society 12(3):461-73.

Brennan, Frank. 2007. ‘Palliative Care as an International Human Right’. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 33(5):494–499.

Clark, Nigel and Giovanni Bettini. 2017. ‘“Floods” of Migrants, Flows of Care: Between Climate Displacement and Global Care Chains’. Sociological Review 65:36–54.

ENNHRI – European Network of National Human Rights Institutions. (2017). Human Rights of Older Persons and Long-Term Care Project: The Application of International Human Rights Standards to Older Persons in Long-Term. Brussels.

International Labour Office. 2011. Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201 Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Geneva: ILO.

Kilkey, Majella. 2010. ‘Men and Domestic Labor: A Missing Link in the Global Care Chain’. Men & Masculinities 13(1):126–49.

Kröger, Teppo. 2009. ‘Care Research and Disability Studies: Nothing in Common?’ Critical Social Policy 29(3):398–420.

Kornfeld-Matte, R. (2016). Report of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, A/HRC/33/44. Geneva.

Locke, Catherine. 2017. ‘Do Male Migrants “Care”? How Migration Is Reshaping the Gender Ethics of Care’. Ethics and Social Welfare 11(3):277–95.

Lutz, Helma. 2018. ‘Care Migration: The Connectivity between Care Chains, Care Circulation and Transnational Social Inequality’. Current Sociology 66(4):577–89.

Mahon, Rianne. 2018. ‘Through a Fractured Gaze: The OECD, the World Bank and Transnational Care Chains’. Current Sociology 66(4):562–76.

Shutes, Isabel and Carlos Chiatti. 2012. ‘Migrant Labour and the Marketisation of Care for Older People: The Employment of Migrant Care Workers by Families and Service Providers’. Journal of European Social Policy 22(4):392–405.

Yeates, Nicola. 2012. ‘Global Care Chains: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Directions in Care Transnationalization Research’. Global Networks 12(2):135–54.

Association in the course directory

VM3 / VM6

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