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Y20 - Sociology of Migration

Tutor: Lina Venturas

Semester: 2nd


Short Description:

Definitions. Brief history of migrations.Sociology of migration.Causes of migration.Demographic and social characteristics of migrants. Deciding where to go. Work and labour markets. State policies. Family migration, gender and the “second generation”.Nations and foreigners. Migration networks. Ethnic groups. Integration or exclusion. Racism. Globalization and migration. Transnationalism, diasporas and hybridity. Naturalization and double citizenship.


To develop familiarity with key concepts and the main sociological theories on migration

To understand:
a. The complex causes of human mobility
b. The historicity and the complexity of the migration phenomenon

Learning Outcomes:

To extend knowledge on migration
The use of basic concepts
To distinguish differences between the main theoretical perspectives on migration


13 three-hour weekly sessions with input from tutor and discussion


Written examination.
Students who wish to obtain a deeper understanding of the course may prepare a written essay (2000-5000 words), which will account for 50% of their final grade.


-Green N. L. (2004), Repenser les migrations, Savvalas, Athens.
- Papandreou P. (2013), Children of migration in Athens. The politics of belonging and the dark sides of adaptation, Nissos, Athens.
- Schnapper D., S. Allemand (2006), Questionner le racisme, Athens, Patakis.
- Venturas L. (2011), Migration and social frontiers: Processes of integration or inclusion, Nissos, Athens.
- Venturas L. (1994), Migration and nation. Transformations in collectivities and social positions, ΕΜΝΕ, Athens.