Geographies of Migration
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- 28 Aug 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will:
- Identify migration trends in Australia, including Aboriginal migration, and in transnational spaces
- Critically evaluate Australia’s regional responsibilities regarding migration intake and the complex ethical, economic and security concerns
- Analyse how socio-cultural values and local economic factors interact with global processes to influence policy outcomes at the local level
- Apply analytical and fieldwork skills to interpret analyse and synthesise data from a variety of sources and communicate information effectively.
- Unit introduction - Key concepts and theories of migration
- Hans Rosling’s ‘Facts about the Population’
- International migration; voluntary migration
- International migration; involuntary migration
- Return migration; guest workers, human trafficking and smuggling
- Making Australia great – a multicultural nation
- Fieldtrip: Ethnic enclaves, ethnic economies and integration
- International Retirement migration, seasonal migration and youth migration
- Domestic migration: Case review of Australia and China
- Governing migration flows: restrictionism vs open borders
- Forum: class migration stories
- Podcast - Unit summary
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This subject is concerned with the mobility of human life and the contemporary and historical processes of migration. Drawing on findings from human geography, demography and political geography, the subject will encompass: the history of migration, spatial patterns of migration in Australia, settler colonial migration, international migration, the globalisation of labour markets, the complex ethical, economic and security concerns emanating from migration, skilled migration, population ageing, and rural to urban (and urban to rural) migration.
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