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.
The students are expected to develop reading competences, oral and written expression competences and of critical debate of ideas. They are also expected to develop basic research competences.
Unit I: Transnationalism and transculturation
1. The traditional framework: state, nation and nationalism
2. Beyond nationalism: transnationalism and globalization – cultural impacts
3. Core concepts and methodologies for studying transnationalism and transculturation
Unit II: The political-cultural fields
4. Migration and diasporas
5. Transnational civil-society
6. Transnational politics
7. Summary: citizenship versus identity?
8. 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 (written + oral presentation) (30%)
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. Minnesota UP
BARKER, C. (2003). The SAGE Dictionary of Cultural Studies. London: Sage
DE JONG, S. & DANNECKER, P. (2018). Connecting and confronting transnationalism: bridging concepts and moving critique. In Identities, 25(5), pp. 493-506
HANNERZ, U. (1996). Transnational connections: Culture, people, places. London: Routledge
LECHNER, F. & BOLI, J. (eds.) (2008). The Globalization reader. 3rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell
NOWICKA, M. (2020). (Dis)connecting migration: transnationalism and nationalism beyond connectivity. In Comparative Migration Studies, 8(20).
TEDESCHI, M., VOROBEVA, E. & JAUHIAINEN (2020). Transnationalism: current debates and new perspectives In Geojournal
VERTOVEC, S. (1999) Conceiving and researching transnationalism. In Ethnic and Racial Studies, 22(2), pp. 447-462
VERTOVEC, S. (2001) Transnationalism and identity, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 27(4), pp. 573-582
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Claudia Ramos (