The unit Croatian Migration and Transnational Identity has an interdisciplinary and critical focus with following objectives:
1. To introduce students to a variety of geographical locations, institutions and view points, thus contributing to cross-cultural understanding and responsibility
2. To study the concepts of migration, mobility and trans-nationality, from both theoretical and practical standpoint, in the contemporary context, with particular attention given to Croatian reality;
3. To explore the pros and cons of migration, its positive and negative impacts on host countries as well as positive and negative impacts on countries of origin;
4. To demonstrate country-specific knowledge about the impact of migration and mobility on Croatian culture;
5. To show greater understanding of the conditions of of Croatian immigrants in Australia, United States, Canada, South America, Europe, etc. and the processes of integration and assimilation;
6. Students are responsible for all the recommended and required readings placed and uploaded on iLearn. They are not necessarily tailor-made for each class and each week, but they will help you deepen your knowledge of particular aspects of this unit.
Val Colic-Peisker, Migration, Class, Identities: Croatians in Australia and America (University of Illanois Press, 2008); available in Macquarie University Co-Op Bookshop;
Ilija Šutalo, Croatians in Australia Pioneers, Settlers and their Descendants (Wakefield Press, 2004); available in Macquarie University Library & Croatian Studies Centre Library (W6A 117);
Ljubomir Antić, Croats and America (Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada, 1997); available for purchase in Croatian Studies Centre, W6A 117, price: $20;
W. Lalich & L. Budak, "The Croatians in Sydney" (2008) in Sydney Journal, 1(3) or "Croatians in Sydney" (2008) in Dictionary of Sydney, http:dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/croatians;
Rebeka Mesarić Žabčić, "The importance of the Croatian Diaspora for the development of the Republic of Croatia: Examples for Australia and USA" in Croatian Studies Review, Vol. 8 (2012), pp. 130-147; available in Macquarie University Library and Croatian Studies Centre (it may be purchased for $20)
Saša Božić, "Is there a Croatian Diaspora in Europe? From 'Gastarbeiters' to Transmigrants and Ethnics" in Croatian Studies Review , Vol. 8 (2012), pp. 113-129;
Jasna Čapo, "The world is my oyster: Well-educated Australian-Croatian citizens in the era of global mobilities" in Croatian Studies Review, Vol 12 (2012), pp. 91 - 112;
Walter Lalich, "From diaspora to transnational flows" in Croatian Studies Review, Vol. 9 (2013), pp. 73 - 97; available in Macquarie University Library & Croatian Studies Centre (Also available for purchase for $20);
Vice John Batarelo, "A Troubled Relationship; the Croatian Diaspora in Australia between 1963 and 1973" in Croatian Studies Review, Vol. 10 (2014), pp. 57 - 83; available in Macquarie University Library and Croatian Studies Centre (Also available for purchase for $20);
Rebeka Mesarić Žabčić, "The Phenomenon of Overseas Chain Migration to Australia" in Croatian Studies Review, Vol. 10 (2014), pp. 133 - 150;
Ilija Šutalo, "The future of the Croatian community and identity in Australia" in Croatian Studies Review, Vol. 6 (2009-2010); pp. 7 - 29; available in Macquarie University Library and Croatian Studies Centre;
Walter Lalich, "The Croatian language in the expanding transnational space" in Croatian Studies Review, Vol. 6 (2009-2010); pp. 31 - 52.
"Transnational Migration Studies: Past Developments and Future Trends" (2007) by Peggy Levitt and B. Nadya Jaworsky, in The Annual Review of Sociology, it is online at http//:soc.annualreviews.org;
Migration, Diasporas, and Transnationalism (1999), edited by Steven Vertovec;
"Transnational Challenges to the 'New' Multiculturalism" (2001) by Steven Vertovec; paper available on web site;
"Conceiving and Researching Transnationalism" by Steven Vertovec; available on web site;
"The Locations of Transnationalism" by Luis Eduardo Guarnizo and Michael Peter Smith;
"Transnationalism: A New Mode of Immigrant Integration" (2010), by Alvaro Lima;
"Transnationalism and the Migrants' Identity Formation Dynamics" by AnalizaLiezl Perez-Amuro;
"Multiple Identities, Migration and Belonging: Voices of Migrants" by Michal Krzyzanowski and Ruth Wodak;
"Migration and Transnationalism: Opportunities and Challenges", 9-10 March 2010, Background Paper.
"CROATIA at First Site" (2016), edited by Sanda Lucija Udier.
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For students attending classes on campus we strongly encourage that you bring along your own laptop computer, ready to work with activities in your online unit. The preferred operating system is Windows 10.
Students are required to access the online unit in iLearn by the end of Week 1 and follow any relevant instructions and links for downloads that may be required. If applicable, students are required to download the relevant language package prior to Week 2.
Please contact your course convenor before the end of Week 1 if you do not have a suitable laptop (or tablet) for in-class use.