African and Asian Cultures in Britain
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- Year 1 or Year 2
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- Term 2
We will look at the social science literature on these diasporas under a number of key debates, including issues of race and nation, political identity, popular culture, education, and social protest in an attempt to understand the different approaches of those who have written about these issues.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
The course aims to highlight that ‘Britishness’ is a concept that has transformed historically and continues to be in flux, and migrant communities have been integral to the constellation of meanings attached to the term. By telling ‘the migrant’s story’, through the experiences of African and Asian communities who migrated here, as well as the new ‘others’ who have come to Britain, ideas of race, nation and belonging can be viewed through a different, and more critical, lens.
- Students will develop an advanced knowledge base regarding migrant communities in Britain post 1945.
- Students will develop an awareness of methodological issues in the study of anthropological theories of race, nation, migration and diaspora communities.
- Students will develop appropriate analytical skills.
H. Students will develop appropriate research and communication skills and reflect critically on their own learning processes.
- Students will develop the skills necessary to continue with independent research in the areas covered by the course.