Students will be assed based on the grade of their performance in class and group work. Grades will be based on the following:Attendance and participation (20 %), oral presentation (30 %), peer feedback (10 %) and seminar paper (40 %).
This course is suitable for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge in an urban phenomenon by engaging in literatures around it, and further test, challenge, verify and/or expand their knowledge about the phenomenon in the real world. The course is taught in English, so a requirement is sufficient language skills. Minimum requirements for participation include active participation. Exceptions to the presence requirement can be made in cases of sickness or other urgent matters, but must be communicated to the teacher and compensated.
The topics of the group works will be decided during the first weeks of the course.
Selection of readings:
Hackworth, J. & J. Rekers 2005. Ethnic packaging and gentrification. The Case of Four Neighborhoods in Toronto. Urban Affairs Review, 41 (2). 211-236 DOI: 10.1177/1078087405280859
Kloosterman, R., van der Leun, J. & Rath, J. (1999) Mixed embeddedness: (in)formal economic activities and immigrant businesses in the Netherlands. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 23(2), 253–267. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.00194
Mavromatis, G. 2010. A Racial Archaeology of Space: A journey through the political imaginings of Brixton and Brick Lane, London. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36 (4), 561-579. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691830903398862
Schmiz, A. & T. Hernandez (2019). Urban Politics on Ethnic Entrepreneurship Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 110 (5), 509–519. DOI:10.1111/tesg.12387
Stock, M. & Schmiz, A. (2019). Catering authenticities. Ethnic food entrepreneurs as agents in Berlin's gentrification. City, Culture and Society, 18. doi:10.1016/j.ccs.2019.05.001