IMAGINED COMMUNITIES IN A CONTEMPORARY WORLD

EST2TTH

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore issues in the modern construction of ethno-national, civic, multiple and other identities. We examine the evolution of the concept of "Hellenism" and the diversity of its manifestations in various parts of the modern world by way of an imaginary journey through the cities of Istanbul, Izmir, Thessaloniki, London, Nicosia, New York, and Melbourne. We explore the life of Greeks as Ottoman subjects, students and scholars, victims of genocide, political exiles, guest-workers, Europeans, and citizens of multi-cultural states, as well as the impact of the Greek Orthodox Church, Greek irredentism, political conflict and modernisation on Greek identity. Competing visions of Hellenism that developed in these cities will be juxtaposed to the realities of Greece today.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephie Nikoloudis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

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Readings

Diasporas in world politics. The Greeks in comparative perspective

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AuthorConstas, D. and Platias, A.

Year1993

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The Greek Diaspora in the twentieth century

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AuthorClogg, R.

Year1999

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Modern Diasporas in International Politics

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AuthorSheffer, G.

Year1986

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PublisherCROOM HELM

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Collaborate in groups to determine how to synthesise a large volume of information and convert it into historical narrative.
02. Discuss the factors which affect how identity is constructed and deconstructed.
03. Discuss the implications of studying other peoples' cultures and histories, especially oral histories.
04. Identify and reflect on the use of visual sources as 'textual' sources, and using them in historical inquiry.
05. Identify some ways in which Diasporas have impacted on and continue to impact on world history, particularly in the context of globalisation.
06. Write essays about an aspect of Diaspora studies, offering a sustained argument or narrative, using primary and secondary sources, appropriate referencing and including a bibliography.

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