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Mobile Worlds: Migrants Refugees and the Politics of Belonging (6 points)


Leader: Penny Graham

Berwick First semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: Why do politicians and citizens seem so threatened by refugees, asylum seekers and labour immigrants? Is it because such people-out-of-place challenge the system of nation-states? Mobile Worlds explores socially and culturally diverse forms of migrant experience, from among those know as gypsies, nomads, refugees, asylum seekers, illegal immigrants, illegal aliens, guest workers, labour migrants, circular migrants, astronauts, settlers, diasporas and transnational communities around the globe. The aim is to understand the implications of human movement for emerging trends that will characterise life in the 21st century.

Assessment: Tutorial oral presentation (500 words): 10% + Web site or film documentary analysis (1000 words): 25% + Essay (2000 words): 40% + Class test (1000 words): 25% + Third year students will be required to provide a critical evaluation of website or documentary material, while second year students need only analyse the argument made by a particular site or film.

Contact Hours: 1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial for 11 weeks

Prerequisites: INT1010 & INT1020 or SCY1100 & SCY1200 or ANY1010 & ANY1020 or permission if the unit coordinator

Prohibitions: INT3050

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