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IMMIGRATION POLICY
POLITICHE DELL'IMMIGRAZIONE

Immigration, social work and the territorial dimension of migrant policy
Immigrazione, lavoro sociale e dimensione territoriale delle politiche

A.Y. Credits
2018/2019 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Eduardo Barberis A hour before lessons, and anyway by appointment to be agreed via e-mail
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English Spanish French
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

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Learning Objectives

This class is aimed to provide students with knowledge on immigration trends at local level, on the disadvantaged condition of minorities and migrants, and on related policy and practice. Thus, the programme will focus on: settlement patterns; national and local immigration policy models; immigration and welfare services; immigration and social work.

Program

Immigration, welfare and social policy
Immigrant policies and immigration policies
National models and immigration policy
The management of Italian immigration policy: history and sociology
The local dimension of immigration policy: policy networks and rescaling processes
Social work with migrants and minorities
 

Bridging Courses

None. Knowledge of basics of immigration studies are recommended. Please, ask the lecturer for suggestions.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding: knwoledge of main theories on immigration policy; understaing of main literature on immigration policy. Such knowledge and understanding has to be achieved by studying suggested literature.

Applying knowledge and understanding: linking theory and empirical evidences; awareness on discrimination in social work; ability to apply porper policy strategies in different cases - skills to be achieved with discussion on the relation between literature and recent events, and simulations.

Making judgements:  critical policy analysis

Communication skills: skills in using reflexively a non-discriminatory and non-oppressive language

Learning skills: skills in finding sources of information and interpretation on main issues in migration studies and policy

Skills: using knowledge and understanding above to define research and practice on immigration policy. Skills to be achieved via simulations and discussions with social workers

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Seminars can be organized and agreed with students during the year. They will be related to theoretical or empirical issues, with external experts and/or by watching and debating videos. At least a field visit will be organized.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons, with the support of ICT, audiovisuals, field visits and seminard.

During the lessons, supplementary materials will be given, that may partly substitute reference literature.

On a voluntary basis and according to available projects, students can be involved in fieldwork researches on:
- intercultural education;
- intercultural mediation;
- urban diversity policy;
- tools for the quantitative analysis of immigration policy
- discrimination practices and antidiscrimination policy

Attendance

Being present to minimum 75% of lesson hours. Studying reference literature: it is possible to arrange an individualized programme or to write a short essay substituting reference literature. The essay must be written in autonomy and studying a minimum of three books; a plagiarism checker will be used.

Course books

Students that will attend lessons regularly and do not ask for an individualized programme must study three books (one per area) chosen in the list below.

Area 1. Local dimension of migration processes
One of the following:
- A. Agustoni, A. Alietti, Territori e pratiche di convivenza interetnica, Angeli, Milano, 2015
- M. Balbo, Migrazioni e piccoli comuni, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2015
- A. Membretti, I. Kofler, P.P. Viazzo, Per forza o per scelta. L'immigrazione straniera nelle Alpi e negli Appennini, Aracne, Roma, 2017
- E. Rossi, F. Biondi dal Monte, M. Vrenna, La governance dell'immigrazione. Diritti, politiche e competenze, il Mulino, Bologna, 2013 (due capitoli a scelta per ogni Parte del libro, per un totale di 6 capitoli)
- Sociologica - Italian Journal of Sociology online, 2/2015. Simposio. Rescaling Immigration Paths: Emerging Settlement Patterns beyond Gateway Cities. Gli articoli sono scaricabili gratuitamente (dietro registrazione) dal sito http://www.sociologica.mulino.it/ 

Area 2. Immigration and social work
- E. Barberis, P. Boccagni, Il lavoro sociale con le persone immigrate, Maggioli, Santarcangelo di R. (RN), 2017

Area 3. Specific issues in immigration and social work
One of the following options:
- M. Omizzolo, L'asilo come diritto. Richiedenti, strutture e operatori: ricerche e riflessioni, Aracne, Roma, 2018
- G. Faso, S. Bontempelli, Accogliere rifugiati e richiedenti asilo, CESVOT, Firenze, 2017 (scaricabile gratuitamente da: http://www.cesvot.it/documentazione/accogliere-rifugiati-e-richiedenti-asilo )
- K. Rhazzali, Comunicazione interculturale e sfera pubblica, Carocci, Roma, 2015
-  L. Salmieri, L.F. Peris Cancio, Social link. Ricerche e azioni sui ricongiungimenti familiari dei minori, Maggioli, Santarcangelo di R. (RN), 2015
- Terre des Hommes Italia, GUIDA PSICOSOCIALE PER OPERATORI impegnati nell’accoglienza dei Minori Stranieri Non Accompagnati e la Guida al modello Faro. Salute mentale e supporto psicosociale a minori migranti non accompagnati e a famiglie con bambini in prima accoglienza, disponibili sul sito www.terredeshommes.it 

Assessment

Oral exam, with a discussion on reference literature and their relation with practices, experiences, recent events and debates

Students are particularly appreciated when:
- they study books in foreign languages
- they show to be able to connect different concepts, theories, researches
- they take part into research activities, and are able to connect knowledge and experience
- the proficiency in professional lingo

For those writing an essay, the exam will focus on its discussion. The essay must be around 15 pages long, and must imply the study and analysis of a minimum of three books (to be agreed with the lecturer). The essay must be delivered at least 10 days before the exam.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Studying suggested literature

Attendance

Studying reference literature: it is possible to arrange an individualized programme

Course books

Besides the same literature foreseen for students regularly atting lessons, those not attending or attending irregularly must study one of the following volumes:

- M. Aime, Contro il razzismo, Einaudi, Torino, 2016
- A. Alietti, Razzismi, discriminazioni e disuguaglianze, Mimesis, Milano, 2017
- S. Allievi, G. Della Zuanna, Tutto quello che non vi hanno mai detto sull'immigrazione, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2016
- Redattore sociale, Parlare civile, Mondadori, Milano, 2013

Assessment

Oral exam, with a discussion on reference literature and their relation with practices, experiences, recent events and debates

Students are particularly appreciated when:
- they study books in foreign languages
- they show to be able to connect different concepts, theories, researches
- they take part into research activities, and are able to connect knowledge and experience 
- the proficiency in professional lingo

Notes

Students can request to sit the final exam in English, Spanish or French with an alternative programme

The professor can support students interested in training on issues consistent with the arguments of the lessons

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