Modern Muslim Societies: Anthropology of Migration
Капустина Екатерина Леонидовна
- The main goal is to demonstrate relevant modern approaches to the anthropology of migrations, through the prism of Muslim societies.
- Students are required to know history of different waves and mobility in Russia.
- Students know basic theories of anthropology of migration, history of the discipline.
- Students must prove their knowledge of basic anthropological theories and notions.
- Acquaintance with historiography and migration studies.
- Discourses and practices.
- Transnationalism and Diaspora. Muslim communities through the borders and the unity of the ummah.
- Migration and the State 1: Social and Spatial Boundaries of the Gulf Countries.
- Migration and the State: the problem of status, deportability and undocumentary.
- New approaches: criticism of methodological nationalism and sedentarism, materiality.
- Religious migration. Study of pilgrimage – history and modernity
- Final essayThe final written work is an essay on a topic agreed with a professor and based on the topics covered in the course seminars. Essay should be between 1200 and 2000 words, the research question, the methodology for collecting material should be spelled out in the paper, relevant theoretical approaches should be considered, conclusions should be presented. The essay should present the historiography on the topic and the main arguments of the author, qualitatively present empirical material. By agreement with the professor, instead of an essay, a historiographic review can be made on a topic related to the course, the evaluation criteria for which in this case will be specified separately in accordance with the project assignment.
- Work at seminarsActivity in class and good attendance at seminars will influence the final grade.
- Abramitzky, R., Boustan, L. P., & Eriksson, K. (2014). A Nation of Immigrants: Assimilation and Economic Outcomes in the Age of Mass Migration. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.88D9ED36
- Bowen, J. R. (2004). Beyond Migration: Islam as a Transnational Public Space. Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, 30(5), 879–894. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183042000245598
- Marranci, G. (2008). The Anthropology of Islam. Berg Publishers.