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MAY 2013
SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
MODULE CODE:
SA3064
MODULE TITLE:
Anthropology and Migration
EXAM INSTRUCTIONS:
Time allowed:
From 19.00 on 12th May to 23:59 on 14th May
Penalty for lateness: 1 point for every ten minutes
late after deadline time.
Candidates should answer ONE question,
approximately 3000 words in length.
Ethnographic examples should be used to
illustrate all your answers.
Students should not make use of any previous
coursework submitted for this module.
Responses should be uploaded to MMS:
https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/mms/
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1.
What is new about transnationalism?
2.
Diasporas are aesthetic and representational. Discuss.
3.
What is meant by ‘complex diasporas of the imagination’?
4.
Discuss Gilroy’s ‘Black Atlantic’ in relation to old and new African
diasporas.
5.
In what ways can we use the concept of ‘chaordic transnationalism’ to
reflect on the more recent migration to the USA?
6.
Discuss how a focus on ‘alternative citizenships’ can help us analyse the
politics of belonging in diasporic communities.
7.
Discuss the role of mobile phones and the internet in creating novel
intimacies in diasporas.
8.
Discuss the ways in which high-cultural, popular, and mass-produced
transnational aesthetics are used in diasporas as markers of distinction
and power.
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