Syllabus

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Reading material by week

Lecture 1: The history of migration and types of migration. IS

BOOK: Castles, S., De Haas, H. and Miller, M. J. (2014). The Age of Migration. International Population Movements in the Modern World. New York. The Guildford Press, chapters 1, 4, and 5.

@Breivik, J-K. 2012. ‘Health Migration from Norway to Spain – ambigious belonging’, Ethnic and Racial Studies 35(9): 1634-1653. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2011.599403 (20 p).

@Friberg, J. H. 2012. ‘The Stages of Migration. From Going Abroad to Settling Down: Post-Accession Polish Migrant Workers in Norway’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 38(10): 1589-1605. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2012.711055 (17 p).

 

Lecture 2:  Why do people migrate and how do states respond? KM

BOOK: Castles, S., De Haas, H. and Miller, M. J. (2014). The Age of Migration. International Population Movements in the Modern World. New York. The Guildford Press, chapters 2 and 10.

BOOK Fenton, S. 2010. Ethnicity. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Polity Press. Chapter 6.

@Collyer, M. 2005. ‘When Do Social Networks Fail to Explain Migration? Accounting for the Movement of Algerian Asylum-Seekers to the UK’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 31(4): 699-718 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691830500109852 (19 p).

@Eggebø, H. 2013. ‘A Real Marriage? Applying for Marriage Migration to Norway’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, (39:5): 773-798. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2013.756678 (26 p).

Recommended literature:

@Bygnes, S. and Erdal, M.B. 2016. ‘Liquid migration, grounded lives. Considerations about future mobility and settlement among Polish and Spanish migrants in Norway’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration studies, 2016. Open Access. 

@Brekke, J-P and Brochmann, G. 2015. ‘Stuck in Transit: Secondary Migration of Asylum Seekers in Europe, National Differences, and the Dublin Regulation’, Journal of Refugee Studies 28(2): 145-162. 

@Massey, D. S. et al. 1993. ‘Theories of International Migration: A Review and Appraisal.’ Population and Development Review. 19(3): 431-466  (36 p)

 

Lecture 3: Ethnicity, race and nation. SB

BOOK Fenton, S. 2010. Ethnicity. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Polity Press. Introduction and chapters 1-3 (70 p).

Recommended literature:

@Brubaker, R. 2009. Ethnicity, race, and nationalism. Annual Review of Sociology, 35, 21-42.

@Brubaker, R. 2013. "Language, religion and the politics of difference." Nations and Nationalism 19 (1): 1-20. (20 p).

 

Lecture 4: Ethnicity, minorities and identities. SB

BOOK Castles, S., De Haas, H. and Miller, M. J. (2014). The Age of Migration. International Population Movements in the Modern World. New York. The Guildford Press, chapter 12.

BOOK Fenton, S. 2010. Ethnicity. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Polity Press. Chapters 4 and 5 (44 p).

@Aarset, M.F. 2016. ‘Transnational practices and local lives. Quran courses via Skype in Norwegian-Pakistani families’, Identities. Global Studies in Culture and Power 23(4): 438-453. (16 p).

@Bolognani, M. & M. B. Erdal. 2016. Return Imaginaries and Political Climate: Comparing Thinking About Return Mobilities Among Pakistani Origin Migrants and Descendants in Norway and the UK, Journal of International Migration and Integration 18(1): 353–367. (15 p).

Recommended literature

@Brubaker, R. 2016. ‘The Dolezal affair: race, gender, and the micropolitics of identity’. Ethnic and Racial Studies 39(3): 414-448. (34 p).

 

Lecture 5: Nationalism, racism and right wing populism. LF

BOOK Fenton, S. 2010. Ethnicity. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Polity Press. Chapter 8.

BOOK Castles, S., De Haas, H. and Miller, M. J. (2014). The Age of Migration. International Population Movements in the Modern World. New York. The Guildford Press, chapter 3 (only pp. 55-68).

@Rydgren, J.: ‘Explaining the Emergence of Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties: The Case of Denmark.’ West European Politics 27(3): 474-502. (29 p).

@Gullestad, M. 2002. ‘Invisible fences: egalitarianism, nationalism and racism’, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 8: 45-63. (19 p) 

@Piwoni, E. 2015. ‘Claiming the nation for the people: the dynamics of representation in German public discourse about immigrant integration’, Nations and Nationalism 21(1): 83-101.   (19 p).

Recommended literature
@Denton, N. A., & Deane, G. D. (2010). Researching Race and Ethnicity: Methodological Issues. In P. H. Collins & J. Solomos (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies (pp. 67–89). London: Sage Publications. 

@Hage, G. 2010. ‘The Affective Politics of Racial Mis-interpellation’, Theory, Culture & Society 27(7-8): 112-119.

 

Lecture 6: Securitization and the illegality complex LF

BOK: Castles, S., De Haas, H. and Miller, M. J. (2014). The Age of Migration. International Population Movements in the Modern World. New York. The Guildford Press, chapter 9 (only pp. 198-208).

@Andersson, R. 2014. ‘Hunter and Prey: Patrolling Clandestine Migration in the Euro-African Borderlands’, Anthropological Quarterly 87(1): 119-149. (31 p).

@Aas, K. F. 2011. ‘’Crimmigrant’ bodies and bona fide travelers: Surveillance, citizenship and global governance’, Theoretical Criminology 15(3): 331-346.  (16 p).

@Aas, K. F. and Gundhus, H. O. I. 2015. ‘Policing humanitarian borderlands: Frontex, human rights and the precariousness of life’, British Journal of Criminology 55: 1-18.  (18 p).

 

Lecture 7: Citizenship, asylum and irregular living KM

Castles, S., De Haas, H. and Miller, M. J. (2014). The Age of Migration. International Population Movements in the Modern World. New York. The Guildford Press, chapters 3 (only pp. 66-68), 10, and 14. 

@Jacobsen, C.M. 2015. ‘Communicating irregular migration’, American Behavioural Scientist 59(7): 886-897.  http://abs.sagepub.com/content/59/7/886 (12 p).

 

Lecture 8: Diversity and multiculturalism IS

@Bygnes, S. 2012. ‘Ambivalent Multiculturalism’, Sociology 47(1): 126-141.  (16 p).

@Vassenden, A. and Andersson, M. 2011. ‘Whiteness, non-whiteness and ‘faith information control’: religion among young people in Grønland, Oslo’, Ethnic and racial studies 34(4): 574-593. (20 p).

@Vertovec, S. 2007. ‘Super-Diversity and its implications’, Ethnic and Racial Studies 30(6): 1024-1054.  (21 p).

@Wessendorf, S. 2013. ‘Commonplace diversity and the ‘ethos of mixing’: perceptions of difference in a London neighbourhood’, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 20(4): 407-422. (16 p).

 

Lecture 9: Integration and welfare state dilemmas GB

BOOK: Castles, S., De Haas, H. and Miller, M. J. (2014). The Age of Migration. International Population Movements in the Modern World. New York. The Guildford Press, chapters 10, 11, and 13.

@Brochmann, G. and Hagelund, A. 2011. Migrants in the Scandinavian Welfare State‘, Nordic Journal of Migration Research 1(1): 13-24.(11 p).

@Hagelund, A. and Kavli. H. 2009. ‘If work is out of sight. Activation and citizenship for new refugees’, Journal of European Social Policy 2009(19): 259-270.  (12 p).

@Hermansen, A.S. 2016. ‘Moving Up or Falling Behind? Intergenerational Socioeconomic Transmission among Children of immigrants in Norway’, European Sociological Review) e-first. (0 p) (article is also in week 8, hence no page count here)

 

Lecture 10: Migration, development and climate change LF

BOOK: Castles, S., De Haas, H. and Miller, M. J. (2014). The Age of Migration. International Population Movements in the Modern World. New York. The Guildford Press, chapters 3 (only pp. 69-83), 8, and 9 (only pp. 209-214).

@Haugen, H.M. 2012. ‘Nigerians in China: A second State of Immobility’, International Migration 50(2): 65-80.  16 p).

@Schiller, N .G. and Salazar, N. B. 2013. ‘Regimes of Mobility Across the Globe’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39(2): 183-200. (18 p).

Lecture 11: Descendants of immigrants. Theoretical and comparative perspectives AM

@Andersson, M. 2010. ‘The Social Imaginary of first generation Europeans’, Social Identities 16(1):3-21. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504630903465845 (19 p).

@Alba R. (2005) Bright vs. blurred boundaries: Second-generation assimilation and exclusion in France, Germany, and the United States. Ethnic and Racial Studies 28: 20-49. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0141987042000280003  (30 p).

@Portes A, Fernández-Kelly P and Haller W. (2005) Segmented assimilation on the ground: The new second generation in early adulthood. Ethnic and Racial Studies 28: 1000-1040. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01419870500224117 (41 p).

@Hermansen, A.S. 2016. ‘Moving Up or Falling Behind? Intergenerational Socioeconomic Transmission among Children of immigrants in Norway’, European Sociological Review) e-first. http://esr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/05/29/esr.jcw024.full (16 p).

@Midtbøen, A.J. ‘The invisible Second Generation? Statistical Discrimination and Immigrant Stereotypes in Employment Processes in Norway’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 40(10): 1657-1675. http://doi.org/10.1080/1369183x.2013.847784 (19 p).

Recommended literature
BOOK Castles, S., De Haas, H. and Miller, M. J. (2014). The Age of Migration. International Population Movements in the Modern World. New York. The Guildford Press, chapters 11 and 13.

BOOK Fenton, S. 2010. Ethnicity. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Polity Press. Chapter 6 (24p)

 

Lecture 12:  Central themes. Summing up. IS

 

Total word count mandatory readings: 939 p.

Books 412 p. Articles 527 p.

 

 

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