|Transnationalisms and Transculturations||150TNTC|
|3||Undergraduate||Cultural Studies||6 ects|
|Learning Period:||Language of Instruction:||Total Hours:|
|Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:|
|The course addresses the political-cultural framework of globalisation, as a post-national context, aiming at bringing the students into the grounded debate on the subject.|
|Unit I: Transnationalism and Globalisation – an Introduction|
1. Transnationalism and Globalisation: the concepts
2. The traditional framework: the nation-state and nationalism
Unit II: The political-cultural framework
3. Transnational politics
3.1. Transnational ideologies
3.2. Transnational political institutions
4. Transnational socio-cultural relations
4.1. Migration and diasporas
4.2. Transnational civil-society
5. Summary: citizenship versus identity?
6. Case studies
|Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:|
|Knowledge and critical awareness on transnationalism require basic knowledge on some of political science and cultural studies contents and methodology. Case studies complement class work with students' autonomous research.|
|Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):|
|Lectures & tutorials: discussion of texts in class; students' presentations in class.|
2 theoretical assessment elements (70%); 1 individual report (20%); Presence and participation (10%).
|Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:|
|The methodology adopted aims at fostering the students' interest and involvement with the topic. The tests and presentations aim at producing reliable indicators of learning outcomes.|
|APPADURAI, A. (1996). Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. University of Minnesota Press.|
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KYMLICKA, W. (1996). Multicultural Citizenship: a Liberal Theory of Minority Rights. Oxford: Oxford U.P.
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NUGENT, D. e VINCENT, J. (2007). A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics. Malden: Blackwell.
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VERTOVEC, S. (2009). Transnationalism. London: Routledge