Global Migration and Cultural Diversity, Lectures
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More detailed information about the course can be found in the course description
The course unit primarily belongs to social science studies (course codes YKT.220, YKT 224)
You find this course on application form by code and name: YKT.220 Global Migration and Cultural Diversity, Lectures, YKT 224 Global Migration and Cultural Diversity, Lectures
Migration and Health, 5 cr
After successful completion of the course, a student
- is able to distinguish forms of migration as well as main forces behind migration
- appraises the multiple dynamics between migration and health
- is able to analyze multicultural encounters within health care
- critically assesses the global health work crisis and related mitigation strategies
- has developed skills to think and act out of the box
Forced and voluntary forms of migration are current and challenging issues in an increasingly globalized world. Various crises force people to leave their homelands as refugees. Polarizing social conditions in Central Africa and the Middle East feed into the migration crises we are seeing in the Mediterranean region. Migration has its own demographics which may affect the health of the migrant in many ways, both short and long term. Also multicultural encounters within health care are explored in this course.
The migration of health workers redistributes skilled health professionals and contributes to health-related disparities. The course analyses the dynamics of the global health work crisis and investigates mitigation strategies, such as skills transfer and local capacity building.
Lecture topics include:
- Magnitude and causes of internal displacement, immigration and emigration
- Forced and voluntary forms of migration
- Multiple dynamics between migration and health
- Multicultural encounters in health care
- The global health work crisis and related mitigation strategies
To be announced in the Teaching Schedule.
Compulsory for everyone:
Vertovec, Steven (2009) Transnationalism. Abingdon: Routledge.
In addition, two of the following books will be selected:
- Foster, Robert (2008). Coca-Globalization. Following Soft Drinks from New York to New Guinea. New York: Palgrave.
- Hylland Eriksen, Thomas, Sanna Valkonen, and Jarmo Valkonen (2019). Knowing from the Indigenous North. Sámi Approaches to History, Politics and Belonging. London: Routledge.
- Lucht, Hans (2012) Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Three of the following books will be selected:
Escobar, Arturo (1995). Encountering Development. The Making and Unmaking of the Third World. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Levine, Marc (2008). Heavy Metal Islam. Rock, Resistance and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam. New York: Broadway Books.
Liechty, Marc 2002. Suitably Modern. Making Middle-Class Culture in a New Consumer Society. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Peet, Richard & Robbins, Paul & Watts, Michael (eds.) (2010). Global Political Ecology. Routledge.
Tenhunen, Sirpa (2018) A Village Goes Mobile: Telephony, Mediation and Social Change in Rural India. Oxford University press.
General scale, 0-5
- YHTOPPIOAY Social Studies for Subject Teachers, Open University Studies
- YKT-A03 Intermediate Studies in Social Sciences
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