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Transnational Social Protection: Migrants' Informal Practices and Social Inequalities

SoSe 2013 & WS 2013/14

Dozentinnen: Dr. Basak Bilecen-Süoglu, Karolina Barglowski und Joanna Sienkiewicz

The course is divided into three parts: theoretical, methodological and practical. The theoretical debates on transnational migration, social protection and intersectionality will be studied first. Then, the application of qualitative methods will be discussed. The students will have the opportunity to learn about data collection methods and qualitative analysis techniques with the main focus on interpretative methods. During the practical part, students will be guided to conceptualize their own research agenda. Therefore, this course will teach to students to practice critical thinking and analysis in reading, listening, discussing and writing as well as carrying out their own research.

Social protection across borders is an important area of persons’ lives, especially for those who are highly prone to risks and vulnerabilities such as migrants. The term encompasses supportive resources embedded in interpersonal networks as well as formal regulatory schemes. The main aim of the course is to teach how to conduct research in sociology. All of the participants are expected to conduct an empirical investigation and write their research project.

The course is divided into three parts: theoretical, methodological and practical. The theoretical debates on transnational migration, social protection and intersectionality will be studied first. Then, the application of qualitative methods will be discussed. The students will have the opportunity to learn about data collection methods and qualitative analysis techniques with the main focus on interpretative methods. During the practical part, students will be guided to conceptualize their own research agenda. Therefore, this course will teach to students to practice critical thinking and analysis in reading, listening, discussing and writing as well as carrying out their own research.

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