Research Seminar "Dimensions of Social Inequality: Migration and Ethnicity"
- will apply the theories we learned and the knowledge of the background to describe the main mechanisms driving these particular cases of migration.
- Know main theories explaining migration on micro and macro level
- know main concepts related to migration, ethnicity, inequality
- know classical and contemporary examples of the empirical studies of migration and ethnicity
- know basic information about main sending countries of Russian immigrants
- know features of the main ethnical groups present in Russia
- be able to analyze theoretical sources, juxtaposition different approaches to the analysis of migration
- be able to analyze publicly accessible or individually collected empirical data in the field of migration studies
- be able to conduct empirical studies and present its results in the form of oral presentation with visual material
- Introduction in migration studiesWhat is migration. Types and scale of migration worldwide. Main directions (South-North, East-West). Main reasons and consequences of migration. Migration as a part of our everyday lives.
- Migration vs ethnicityMigration as transition. International migration. Intranational migration. Ethnicity. Understanding ethnicity from community perspective. Migration of ethnic majority vs migration of ethnic minority.
- Theories and histories of (international) migrationEconomic perspectives on migration. Psychological acculturation: perspectives, principles, processes, and prospects. European migration history. Migration history in the Americas. Asian migration in the longue durée. Charting refugee and migration routes in Africa. Migration in Post-Soviet space. Main theoretical approaches.
- Intersecting inequalities in the lives of migrantsThe changing configuration of migration and race. New directions in gender and immigration research. Immigrants and residential segregation. Migrants and indigenous nationalism. Migration and health. Migration and education. Migration and occupational inequalities.
- Migrants and social reproductionImmigrant language acquisition. Connecting family and migration. Immigrant intermarriage. Prospects for the children of immigrants in the twenty-first century
- Migrants and the stateThe political sociology of international migration: borders, boundaries, rights, and politics. Regulation, recruitment, and control of immigration. Undocumented (or unauthorized) immigration. Micro- and macro-explanations of naturalization. Emigration and the sending state. Immigration and the welfare state in Western societies: ethnic heterogeneity, redistribution and the role of institutions.
- Maintaining links across bordersThe historical, cultural, social, and political backgrounds of ethno-national diasporas. Transnationalism. Return migration
- Methods for studying international migrationCensus analysis. Surveys and ethnosurveys. Ethnographic methods and immigration research. Interviews. Comparative methodologies in the study of migration. Action research with immigrants: working with vulnerable immigrant communities. Approaches to counting migrants: sending vs receiving countries.