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Immigrants and Cities

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Kod przedmiotu: 4219-RS235 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 14.0 / (0310) Nauki społeczne i psychologiczne
Nazwa przedmiotu: Immigrants and Cities
Jednostka: Ośrodek Studiów Amerykańskich
Grupy: Proseminaria badawcze na studiach II stopnia
Przedmioty na studiach stacjonarnych II stopnia
Punkty ECTS i inne: 8.00
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:


Skrócony opis:

The class starts with an overview of how the US cities have become the immigration centers since the late 19th century, and focuses on the two largest US cities and traditional immigration centers. It provides in-depth discussion of 1. contemporary New York City as a city of immigrants as accounted by sociological and ethnographic studies, and public image shaped by movies and museums 2. Chicago as a city of ethnic groups and neighborhoods as accounted by the early 20th century urban studies conducted by Chicago school. The last classes discuss the public memory of immigration and ethnicity on the basis of analysis of immigration related museums and The Irishman (2019) movie.

Immigrant enclaves, ethnic businesses, food and cultures, interaction among immigrant groups, relationship between immigrants and long term residents and city policies toward immigration and ethnicity are at the center of the in-class discussion and focus of the students’ research papers.

Pełny opis:

1. Introduction and overview

2. Cities and urban life reader, ch. 3 The development of North American cities, ch. 11 Race, ethnicity and gender: urban diversity

3. Helmreich William, New York Nobody Knows. Walking 6000 Miles (BUW online)

4. Sugar (2008)

Foner, Nancy. One Out of Three : Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century, New York : Columbia University Press. 2013

5. Zukin, Sharon, Philip Kasinitz, and Xiangming Chen. Global Cities, Local Streets : Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai. Routledge, 2016

6. Kim, Jinwon. “Manhattan’s Koreatown as a Transclave: The Emergence of a New Ethnic Enclave in a Global City.” City & Community 17, no. 1 (March 2018): 276–95. doi:10.1111/cico.12276

7. The Big Sick (2017)

Mollenkopf, John, Philip Kasinitz, and Mary Waters. “Immigrant Second Generation in Metropolitan New York ; Version 1,” 2011

8. Waters, Mary C., and Philip Kasinitz. “Immigrants in New York City: Reaping the Benefits of Continuous Immigration.” Daedalus 142, no. 3 (Summer 2013): 92. doi:10.1162/DAED_a_00221

9. The Visitor (2007)

Foner Nancy, Foner, Nancy. New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape, New York: NYU Press. 2014

10. The Immigrant (2014)

The Polish peasant in Europe and America: a classic work in immigration history / William I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki ; ed. by Eli Zaretsky

11. Park, Burgess, fragments from Urban Sociology Reader

Peasant Maids, City Women: From the European Countryside to Urban America Paperback, 1997 edited by Christiane Harzig

12. Wirth Louis, The ghetto, with a new introduction by Hasia R. Diner, New Brunswick, London: Transaction Publishers, 1998

13. The Irishman (2019)

14. Museum of the City of New York, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Tenement Museum in NYC versus Chicago History Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art, DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago

Efekty uczenia się:

1. KNOWLEDGE: Detailed knowledge in the field selected for the research on immigrants in urban environment

2. SKILLS: Formulating research problem; Preparing literature review; understanding and applying research methods; Critical analysis of primary sources; Writing text in a style and format of an academic article.

3. SOCIAL COMPETENCES: presenting academic texts; presenting one's research results; expressing constructive and polite opinions on someone else's research.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Inspired by the methods and following the structure of the discussed studies, the students prepare a research paper. In the second part of the semester, they conduct a research and prepare a research paper. The research should concern a selected aspect of immigration preferably in New York City, Chicago or Warsaw. The research methods can include: observation, in-depth interviews, survey, official data analysis generated by local governments, churches, associations and museums, newspaper content analysis, analysis of artifacts, i.e. architecture, topography, public space arrangements, family history analysis. The paper should have a format of a scholarly article and be 15-20 standard pages long.

Students’ presentations should be submitted to aksosnow1@uw.edu.pl by 10AM on the preceding the class when it would be held.


1. presentation of the academic literature and one own project 20% (20: excellent; 17: very good; 14: good, 11: acceptable)

2. research paper 50% (50: excellent; 42: very good; 35: good, 27: acceptable)

3. well informed participation in the class discussion 30% (20: excellent,17: very good; 14: good; 12: acceptable)

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2019/20" (zakończony)

Okres: 2020-02-17 - 2020-08-02
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Konwersatorium, 45 godzin, 15 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Anna Sosnowska-Jordanovska
Prowadzący grup: Anna Sosnowska-Jordanovska
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Konwersatorium - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Opisy przedmiotów w USOS i USOSweb są chronione prawem autorskim.
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Warszawski.