Anna-Liisa Heusala 2017

Global processes and flows in russia

This course introduces the students to selected global transnational processes and flows that define Russia in the global context.

This course introduces the students to selected global transnational processes and flows that define Russia in the global context. Students learn about major theories, approaches and their origins with regard to transnational processes and flows, such as migration, cultural, and technological changes. This course focuses on “what?” questions, i.e. what global transnational flows and mobilities of information, people, resources and technologies are defining Russia’s position vis-á-vis global material and immaterial realities.

In the first part of the course, the student acquires an understanding of global migratory trends and challenges and Russia´s role and position in these processes. The student gains an understanding of how Russia´s key societal sectors are influenced by the global migratory flows. The student gains skills and knowledge to analyse and situate Russia´s migration regime in a global context. In the second part, the student acquires an understanding of cultural, technological and information processes, which affect Russia´s development and gains knowledge to situate and analyze Russia in a global context vis-à-vis these processes and flows.

The course teachers are Anna-Liisa Heusala, Rustamjon Urinboyev, Sherzod Eraliev and Saara Ratilainen.

Enrol
13.8.2019 at 09:00 - 30.9.2019 at 23:59

Timetable

1.lecture: 30.9.2019, 14:15 - 15:45, A-L Heusala: Impact of migration on societal transformation in Russia – Introduction to the theme

2. lecture: 2.10.2019, 10:15 - 11:45, Rustam Urinboyev and Sherzod Eraliev: Central Asian labor migration to Russia

3. lecture: 7.10.2019, 14:15 - 15:45, Sherzod Eraliev: Migration policies in a hybrid regime

4. lecture: 9.10.2019, 10:15-11:45, Saara Ratilainen: Runet (Russian-speaking internet) as technology of globalization/ global flows and processes

5. lecture: 14.10.2019, 14:15-15:45, , Saara Ratilainen: Cultural globalisation from a Russian perspective (discussion)

6. lecture: 16.10.2019, 10:45-11:45Saara Ratilainen: Documentary film Novaia (Askol’d Kurov, 75 min, 2018) about one of the few remaining critical media Novaia Gazeta

DateTimeLocation
Mon 30.9.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Wed 2.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 7.10.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Wed 9.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 14.10.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Wed 16.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45

Conduct of the course

Learning goals:

In the first part of the course, the student acquires an understanding of global migratory trends and challenges and Russia´s role and position in these processes. The student gains an understanding of how Russia´s key societal sectors are influenced by the global migratory flows. The student gains skills and knowledge to analyse and situate Russia´s migration regime in a global context. In the second part, the student acquires an understanding of cultural, technological and information processes, which affect Russia´s development and gains knowledge to situate and analyze Russia in a global context vis-à-vis these processes and flows.

Assignments :

The course includes lectures, as well as assignments. A student can miss one classroom meeting.
Students are required to read additional materials before each lecture. Each classroom meeting includes discussion.
The students prepare a short reflection paper and a final essay.

Assessment:

The course grading is 1-5.

Description

Compulsory for students in Master´s Programme in Russian Studies. Optional for all students of University of Helsinki including exchange students.

Orientation to Russian Studies and Methods and Theories for students in Russian Studies Master´s programme.

Student identifies global transnational flows that defines Russia in global context. Russia’s pivotal role in some of the natural resource flows, such as oil and gas, is globally contextualized but also the role of Russia as an ecological space affecting global biodiversity and climate. Student recognizes the major theories/approaches and their origins on social mobilization, social movements and civil societies. Student is able to define the key concepts and illustrate how those are typically applied in the civil society/movement literature. Student identifies the issues that tend to mobilize people globally and transnationally and give examples of the ideas/ideologies that travel globally. Student is able to demonstrate the application of some global ideas in the Russian context.

First year/period I or II.

This course focuses on “what?” questions, i.e. what global transnational flows and mobilities (of information, people, resources, environmental externalities) are defining Russia’s position vis-á-vis global material and immaterial realities.

List of required literature can be given in advance. Literature and other materials can be delivered in the course.

The course will be based on lectures and/or group work. The group work can be organised on the basis of problem-based learning.

The assessment of the course is based on participation and/or producing essay(s) and/or learning diary and/or group works. The grading of the course is 0-5.

Also Sherzod Eraliev teaching at the course.

Contact teaching. Compulsory attendance during the entire course.