Issues in Migration Theory
·An issue related to Race and Migration that took place between (1955–2018) try to discuss this matter within a 5 year period highlighting the major events and landmarks of the issue.
This could be a contemporary or historical social issue in relation to ‘race’, ethnicity and migration in the UK,( for example: The Windrush Case).
You Need to:
·Critically analyse the chosen issue using theory and research, then consider theoretically sound and research-based potential solutions to this issue.
·Demonstrate evidence-based informed knowledge and understanding of the social issue of your choice.
·Use media accounts such as; news reports and political debates to capture the social and political response to the chosen social event.
Introduce assignment subject choice for example;
§the Afro-Caribbean migration such as, The Windrush Case
§Britain and the Irish migration or Britain after the Second World War -explaining the historical reason behind the migration wave which in both cases was to help rebuild the nation.
News and media citations can be used to show societies’ reaction to the migration wave and what were the political debates that were being held in its regards.
The body of the assignment will have the analytical argument which should run through the assignment. It will be expected to engage with the following issues:
·Critical consideration of at least one key theory pertaining to explanations of migration relative to the chosen subject
For example, were there any push or pull factors that were in play or if there were any external issues fuelling the migration wave. The push and pull factors are part of migration theories that help explain migration patterns.
You will also need to have :
·A discussion of how and why migration/ethnicity/’race’ are regarded as controversial subjects. - This could linked back to /or be shown by the relevant media reports, this would be a critical discussion of the language used to describe the migration wave and the immigrants.
For example (invasion, taking over, being over run…etc.).
In this section, you can also discuss the theory of citizenship and identity and how migration may be considered a threat to national identity or how the media may frame it in such a manner.
·A discussion on how and why a selected time frame was identified and (if applicable) how relevant it is to current theoretical, policy or practical debates in relation to ‘race’, ethnicity and migration.
Explain the importance and relevance of the subject citing any legal and social millstone that have resulted from chosen subject
Conclusion and Recommendations:
State what you have concluded from your portfolio and list any recommendations if applicable.
This should be constructive following all the evidence that has been presented, it should summarise the events making sense of what has resulted of the events that took place and then maybe some recommendations can be made on how to improve or avoid the situation.
No new information should be introduced at this part just link it to the previous parts and base upon that.
These are the essential points that the student must demonstrate knowledge of in their chosen subject in order to pass.
1.Demonstrate critical knowledge of the causes and patterns of human migration flows in relation to the UK, Europe and elsewhere
2.Critically analyse the ways in which migrant/ethnic communities are/have been represented in popular discourse (including through media representations)
3.Use theoretical and analytical evidence to address contemporary social problems (e.g. racism, disproportionality in the criminal justice system etc.) in relation to constructed notions of ‘race’, ethnicity and migration
4.Critically evaluate the ways in which policy responses to migratory ‘waves’ have been developed in the UK, Europe and elsewhere