Postgraduate Course: Diaspora Studies: Theories, Concepts and Methodologies (IMES11036)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course is intended to introduce students to the different approaches to the study of diasporas and to familiarise them with the main debates, concerns and issues within Diaspora Studies. The course takes a thematic approach incorporating theory, methodology and analysis with a wide range of case studies.
1. Introduction: Definitions and Debates
2. Approaches and Methodologies
3. 'Home', Exile, Longing and Belonging
4. 'Imagining' the Nation: Cultural Production of Diasporas
5. Transnational Media and Diasporic Networks
6. (Re)presentation and 'Community'
7. The Gender Dimension
8. The State, Citizenship and Identity
9. Diasporas and International Relations
10. Debating Multiculturalism: Politics and Policies
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will gain a thorough knowledge of different approaches to Diaspora.
The programme trains students in the different methodologies and approaches employed by scholars of diaspora studies in a variety of contexts, focused on the modern period. Through a comparative and critical approach, the programme will examine the value and limitations of theoretical perspectives offered by related disciplines such as anthropology, political science, cultural studies and literature.
- The course aims also to develop further students' abilities to do secondary-source research and to present oral and written work clearly and effectively while also honing their analytical skills and improving their interactive capacities.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Songul Mecit
Tel: (0131 6)50 4164
|Course secretary||Ms Ersev Ersoy
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465