Universität Wien FIND

240085 VO+UE VM3 / VM1 - Migration and Identity: Discourses of Belonging and Othering (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 26.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 02.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 09.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 30.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 07.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 14.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 21.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 28.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 04.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 18.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 25.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course focuses on identity as a marker of communal boundaries of social inclusion and exclusion. Hence, social construction of identities will be considered in relation to the shifting boundaries of belonging to the collective, be it a nation-state, an ethnic group or a social change organization. We will examine national identity and nationalism in relation to globalization and international migration; ethnic identities in relation to minority communities, inter-ethnic conflicts and integration debates; gender and sexuality as cross-cutting axes of identity; new possibilities for social, cultural and political identities and identifications emerging from the Internet and social networks.
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an overview of processes of social construction of identities, collective production of meaning, othering, and identity-based politics, and will introduce them diverse theories and analytical tools applied in the study of identity and belonging, from symbolic interactionism to intersectionality analysis.

Assessment and permitted materials

regular attendance, active participation in class discussions, preparation of the reading material, 1 (group)presentation, 1 paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

¾ attendance, active participation in class discussions, preparation of the reading material, 1 (group)presentation, 1 paper

Examination topics

Reading list

A reading list will be distributed on the first day of class. Here are just two of the readings that will be discussed during this course:
Powell, J.A. & Menendien, S. (2016) “ The Problem of Othering: Towards Inclusiveness and Belonging," (pg. 14-41)
Hadj-Abdou, L. (2017) “‘Gender nationalism’: The new (old) politics of belonging,” Austrian Journal of Political Science, 46(1): 83-88

Association in the course directory

VM3 / VM1

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