Ethni-Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Genre and Deviation


a) To promote a theoretical reflection about the proposed themes
b) To foster a critical reading on common sense representations and stereotypes
c) To provide the necessary tools for the initial construction of semi-autonomous research project about urban contexts and migration.

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Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

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Bach, L. et al. (1992), “Transnationalism: new analytic framework for understanding migration”, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 645, pp. 1-24
Berg, M., Sigona, N. (2013), “Ethnography, diversity and urban space”, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 20(4), pp.347-360
Brettell. C. (2000), “Urban history, urban anthropology and the study of migrants in towns”, City and Society, 12 (2), pp. 129-138
Brubaker, R. (2002), “Ethnicity without Groups”, European Journal of Sociology 43 (2), pp. 163-189
Lynch, O., (1994), “Urban anthropology, post-modernist cities, and perspectives”, City & Society Annual Review, pp. 35-52
Schiller, N. Çaglar, A., Guldebransen, T. (2006), “Beyond the Ethnic Lens: Locality, globality, and born-again incorporation”, American Ethnologist 33(4), pp. 812-833
Schiller, N., Çaglar, A. (2011), “Locality and globality: building a comparative analytical framework in migration and urban studies”, Schiller, N., Çaglar, A. (eds.), Locating Migra

Teaching method

Each session will have a lecture and a seminar period (based on the presentation and discussion of text

Evaluation method

Subject matter

1. The city: theoretical perspectives
2. Ethnicities, transnationalities and diasporas
3. The city as context
4. Immigrants as transformation agents of cities
5. Multiscalar Cities
6. Superdiversity and conviviality
7. Gender, migrations and citizenship
8. Advanced marginality


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