Curricular Unit:Code:
Transnationalisms and Transculturations150TNTC
3UndergraduateCultural Studies6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
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.
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BARKER, C. (2003). Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice. 2ª ed. London: Sage.
CASTELLS, M. (1996). The rise of the network society. Cambridge MA. Blackwell
HALL, S. and DU GAY, P. (1996). Questions of Cultural Identity. London: Sage.
HELD, D. e MCGREW, A. (eds) (2007). Globalization Theory: approaches and controversies. Cambridge: Polity Press.
KYMLICKA, W. (1996). Multicultural Citizenship: a Liberal Theory of Minority Rights. Oxford: Oxford U.P.
NASH, J. (ed.) (2005). Social Movements. An anthropological reader. Malden: Blackwell.
NUGENT, D. e VINCENT, J. (2007). A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics. Malden: Blackwell.
SANTOS, B-S. (2000). The processes of Globalisation. In Eurozine [on line]
SMITH, A-D. (1991). National Identity. Reno: University of Nevada Press
VERTOVEC, S. (2009). Transnationalism. London: Routledge