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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Postgraduate Course: Muslim Diasporas, Transnationalism and the Politics of Difference (IMES11001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaIslamic and Middle Eastern Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe aim of this course is to take an interdisciplinary approach in order to chart the development of transnational Muslim cultures in the world today. Following recent trends in diaspora studies, the course explores issues beyond the boundaries of the nation-state, in terms that redefine the relationship of European, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern cultures with their 'Others'.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Course Booklet - 4
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The course aims to ground students in a theoretical understanding of the current literature on the subject. The relevant issues will be contextualised through ethnographies, covering themes such as transnational identity, religious practices, and diasporic media production. The course will encourage students to examine concepts such as 'diaspora', 'identity', 'intersticiality', and 'hybridity' from a critical perspective.
Assessment Information
One 4,000 word essay and one two-hour examination.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Gabriele Vom Bruck
Tel: (0131 6)51 3202
Email: G.Vombruck@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Rhona Hajcman
Tel: (0131 6)51 3846
Email: Rhona.Hajcman@ed.ac.uk
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