:: BA EXAM ::

 

BA THEMATIC THESES: MIGRATION AND IDENTITY

 

dr Anna Bysiecka-Maciaszek

  1.    Migration patterns: migration typology and types of migrants
  2.    Migration channels: colonial paths and common borders, family ties, networks, labour brokers, smugglers.
  3.    European migration: migration channels, postwar migration phases.
  4.    European migration: changing migration patterns in the UK, Germany and Italy.
  5.    Migration from Poland after 1989: political and economic migrants.
  6.    Migration from Poland after 1989: migration after EU enlargement.
  7.    International migration: major migration periods, trends in migration movements; the impact of migration at home and abroad.
  8.    Migration and globalization: migration factors and migration networks.
  9.    The phenomenon of forced migration.
10.    Demography and immigration policy in the EU.
11.    Definition of a refugee (Art. 1A of the Geneva Convention).
12.    Integration of migrants as a two-way process.
13.    National reception of migrants according to Stephen Castles: exclusion.
14.    National reception of migrants according to Stephen Castles: assimilation.
15.    National reception of migrants according to Stephen Castles: cultural pluralism.
16.    The politics of multiculturalism in Europe – cultural challenges for integration.
17.    Migration theories across disciplines: history, anthropology and sociology.
18.    Migration theories across disciplines: demography, geography and economics.
19.    Migration theories across disciplines: law and political science.
20.    Migration and diaspora formation: the inception, formation and consolidation of diasporas; migration and transnationalism.
21.    Diaspora: typology and common features according to Robin Cohen; the impact of diasporas on home and host countries
22.    Migrants and diaspora in the media: migrant and diasporic cinema.
23.    Identity in cultural studies.
24.    Cultural identity according to Stuart Hall.
25.    Culture and its role in identity formation according to Ralph Linton.
26.    Political construction of identity: othering (Edward Said) and stereotypes.
27.    Racialization of identity: the politics of skin colour; the British vs. the American case.
28.    Ethnic identity: definition, ethnicity as otherness.
29.    National identity: definition, imagined communities according to Benedict Anderson.
30.    Religious identity: politicizing religion in the media.