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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Research Seminar "Dimensions of Social Inequality: Migration and Ethnicity"

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1-4 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

In this seminar we will discuss the trends in migration in Russia. We will study the main sending countries; learn the history of particular migration flows, the peculiarities of different groups of migrants coming to Russia. Then we will study the main theories explaining the reasons for migration, its mechanisms and consequences. To understand what kind of inequalities cause migration, and in which spheres migrants face inequalities and discrimination, we will discuss some Russian cases.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • will apply the theories we learned and the knowledge of the background to describe the main mechanisms driving these particular cases of migration.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to analyze publicly accessible or individually collected empirical data in the field of migration studies
  • be able to analyze theoretical sources, juxtaposition different approaches to the analysis of migration
  • be able to conduct empirical studies and present its results in the form of oral presentation with visual material
  • know basic information about main sending countries of Russian immigrants
  • know classical and contemporary examples of the empirical studies of migration and ethnicity
  • know features of the main ethnical groups present in Russia
  • know main concepts related to migration, ethnicity, inequality
  • Know main theories explaining migration on micro and macro level
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction in migration studies
  • Migration vs ethnicity
  • Theories and histories of (international) migration
  • Intersecting inequalities in the lives of migrants
  • Migrants and social reproduction
  • Migrants and the state
  • Maintaining links across borders
  • Methods for studying international migration
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Activities in class
  • non-blocking Home tasks
    Presentation in class
  • non-blocking Activities in class
  • non-blocking Home tasks
    Presentation in class
  • non-blocking Activities in class
  • non-blocking Home tasks
    Presentation in class
  • non-blocking Activities in class
  • non-blocking Home tasks
    Presentation in class
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2020/2021 2nd module
  • 2020/2021 3rd module
  • 2020/2021 4th module
    0.4 * Activities in class + 0.6 * Home tasks
  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.4 * Activities in class + 0.6 * Home tasks
  • 2022/2023 1st module
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Alba, R. D., & Foner, N. (2015). Strangers No More : Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=933248
  • White, M. J. (2016). International Handbook of Migration and Population Distribution. Dordrecht: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1109918

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Gold, S. J., & Nawyn, S. J. (2012). Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies. New York: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=517450
  • Rial, C. S. M., & Vailati, A. (2016). Migration of Rich Immigrants : Gender, Ethnicity and Class. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1163949