Migration and Colonial History
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Course title in Estonian
Rände- ja koloniaalajalugu
Course title in English
Migration and Colonial History
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lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
Ulrike Plath (inglise keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The history of migration and colonial history are important subdisciplines of historical research and history writing. Both of them are dealing with fundamental questions concerning the deeper structures and logic of historical change, contemporary structural problems, and possible future developments. Both sub disciplines are part of larger interdisciplinary study fields: migration studies and postcolonial studies. In this course we will speak about the main issues, authors, concepts and theses of both fields and will try to use them in analysing Baltic history.
Brief description of the course
The curse examines migration movements in prehistoric, ancient and medieval times, migration during the colonial era and in modern time (in the context of industrialisation, colonistion and growth of the mobility) and in globalised world. It gives an introduction to the main areas and theoretical orientation of the migration studies and explains the types of migration motivations (voluntary and forced migration), adaptation and integration, transmigration and transnationality, the identity of diaspora and migrants relations with their motherland.

Learning outcomes in the course
The students learn about the main developments, challenges, theories, authors and concepts in the field of migration and colonial studies and how to use them in speaking about and analysing certain problems in Baltic history.
Ulrike PLath
Replacement literature
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Richmond, Anthony H.; Ravi P. Verma 1978. The Economic Adaptation of Immigrants: A New Theoretical Perspective. – International Migration Review, Vol. 12, No 1, pp 3-38.
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The Cambridge Survey of World Migration. 1995.
The Handbook of International Migration. The American Experience. 1999, lk 21-70.