Anthropology of Migrations

Anthropology of Migrations




ECTS credit:6

Lecturer(s): asist. dr. Kvartič Ambrož, izr. prof. dr. Čebron Lipovec Uršula


Presentation of different disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of migration, introduction of key theories, concepts and methodological approaches. The anthropological analysis of some concepts, such as border, division and demarcation, perception and integration/discrimination of the Other and Otherness as well as the issues of citizenship and citizenship rights. A comparison of emigration processes in Slovenia and in the border regions with the contemporary immigration processes as well as the analysis of European migration policy (asylum policies, foreign and integration policies), legislation and institutions specialised in migration issues. A comparison with other European countries: a study of various institutions (the Asylum home, Detention centre, Centres for refugees, Integration house) such as governmental, intergovernmental institutions, as well as non-governmental, civil society organisations in the field of migration.
The application of theoretical knowledge when exploring different aspects of migration processes, migrant communities and ethnic minorities, with an emphasis on research of the second and third generation of »immigrants«.

During the tutorial students will be engaged in the comparative analysis of modern anthropological research among migrant communities in Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. Theoretical knowledge will be used in guided research, which will be held in migrant communities/ Asylum home/Detention centre/non-governmental organizations, etc.