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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2109: Anthropology of Forced Migration

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Introduction: Anthropology of Forced Migration, Key Themes
  • Anthropological Knowledge: Ethics, Challenges, and Contributions
  • Categories and legal frameworks
  • Internal displacement and statelessness
  • Humanitarianism
  • Aid Regimes: Camps, Biopolitics, and Humanitarian intervention
  • Refugee economies and urban refugees
  • Gender and Forced Migration
  • Belonging and Identity
  • Possible Fieldtrip to RSD (Refugee Support Devon)
  • Representations
  • Beyond Bare Life

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching22Eleven 2 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching4Film and documentary screenings
Guided Independent Study20Preparing seminar presentations individually and in groups
Guided Independent Study74Reading and research
Guided Independent Study30Web-based activities

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Journal of Refugee Studies

Refugee Survey Quarterly

Forced Migration Review

American Anthropologist

Cultural Anthropology

American Ethnologist