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240534 SE Mobility and Transnational (P4) (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 18.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 19.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 20.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This series of lectures emerges from a reflexion on what can an anthropological point of view bring to the study of mobility and transnational. My aim is to go beyond the macro level and have a closer look on what is going on at the level of the actors. How do they live on a day-to-day basis? What are their practices, their life stories? In other words, we will consider the processes that one calls 'globalisation' as the product of human beings, the practices of whom we have to study using mainly with an ethnographical approach.
1. 'Mobility and transnational. Follow the actors'
2. 'Mobility and transnational. Follow the idea'
3. 'Mobility and transnational. Follow the product'

Assessment and permitted materials

Good English level (teaching and examination will take place in this language).
Knowledge in Social/cultural Anthropology; Research in progress.
Capacity to organise critical thought.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Essay (6,000 to 8,000 signs, space included) to be sent a few weeks after the course (Exact date to be announced).
Assessment will be based on the students’ capacity to link the substance of these Lectures with their own current research. This means to articulate a research question, anthropological literature and their own ethnographical material.

Examination topics

Presentation, written papers, engagement in discussions and work in small groups

Reading list

APPADURAI, Arjun. 1991. «Global Ethnoscape: Notes and Queries for a Transnational Anthropology». In FOX, R.G. (ed.), Recapturing Anthropology, Santa Fe: School of American Research Press.
BRUBAKER, Rogers. 2005. "The 'diaspora' diaspora.' Ethnic and Racial Studies 28(1): 1-19.
GIBERT, Marie-Pierre. 2007. 'The intricacies of being Israeli and Yemenite. An Ethnographic Study of Yemenite 'Ethnic' Dance Companies in Israel', Qualitative Sociology Review. Volume III, Issue 3, December.
GIBERT, Marie-Pierre. 2011. 'Transnational ties and local involvement: North African musicians in and beyond London', Music and Arts in Action. Vol.3, No 3, pp. 92-115.
GIBERT, Marie-Pierre & Nadia KIWAN. 2016. 'Artistic Identities and Professional Strategies: Francophone Musicians in France and Britain'. Modern and Contemporary France. DOI:10.1080/09639489.2015.1127220
MARCUS, George. 1995. «Ethnography in/of the World System: The Emergence of Multisited Ethnography», The Annual Review of Anthropology, 24, pp.95-117.

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