Syllabus for Intersectionality and Power

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Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5GN044
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Gender Research A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2021-03-14
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Applies from: week 27, 2021
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university
  • Responsible department: Centre for Gender Research

Decisions and guidelines

The centre for gender research is responsible for this course. This course is obligatory for students reading the Master's programme in the Humanities - Gender Studies. Priority is given to students reading this programme.

Learning outcomes

Following successful completion of the course students will be able to:

- Independently identify, discuss and critically relate to various theoretical conceptualisations of power and inequality
- Discuss intersectional theories as developed through interdisciplinary perspectives and with a global outlook
- Explain and discuss how theories of power and intersectionality relate to understandings of identity and experience
- Apply intersectional approaches to power and inequality in analysis of identity and experience.
- Actively participate in seminar discussions and present written and oral arguments in the independent and critical manner expected at the advanced level

Content

With departure points in relevant critical perspectives to intersectionality and power, students taking this course examine and problematise identity as a critical concept, political tool and lived experience. Theories formulated within the field of Gender Studies are central in the course material with a particular focus on intersectionality. These theories are then applied to examine and critique contemporary and historical perspectives on identity and experience. The intersectional perspectives offered through this course provides tools for analysing social division, segregation, inequality and injustice in relation to issues such as gender, race, class, or ability and critiquing how power operates within the construction of difference and belonging.

Instruction

The course is delivered through a series of lectures and/or seminars.

Assessment

Examination forms include an active participation in the seminars; student led seminars; and a written paper based on the theme of the course. All essays will undergo a plagiarism check.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Literature with readings

  • "Fractured whiteness: On the sensory and temporal conditions of Russian femininity"

    Part of:

    Lönn, Maria Bruten vithet : om den ryska femininitetens sinnliga & temporala villkor

    Stockholm: Leopard förlag, 2018

    (10 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Adeymi, Kemi "The Practice of Slowness: Black Queer Women and the Right to the City"

    Part of:

    GLQ : a journal of lesbian and gay studies

    vol. 25 (2019) nr. 4

    p. 545-567 (22 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Berthold, Dana "Tidy Whiteness: A Genealogy of Race, Purity, and Hygiene"

    Part of:

    Ethics & the environment [Elektronisk resurs]

    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2001-

    vol. 15 (2010) nr. 1

    p. 1-26 (25 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Bettie, Julie "Women without class: chicas, cholas, trash and the absence/presence of class identity"

    Part of:

    Signs : journal of women in culture and society

    Chicago, Ill.: Chicago U. P., 1975-

    vol. 26 (2000) nr. 1

    p. 1-35 (34 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Bishop, Cécile "Seeing Race, Seeing Ghosts: Zamor, Ourika, ans the Specter of Blackness"

    Part of:

    L'esprit createur [Elektronisk resurs]

    2006-

    vol. 59 (2019) nr. 2

    p. 56-71 (15 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Butler, Judith Precarious life : the powers of mourning and violence

    London: Verso, 2004

    (168 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Classen, Constance Foundations for an Anthropology of the Senses

    Part of:

    International social science journal.

    (1997) nr. 153

    p. 401-412 (11 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Crenshaw, Kimberle "Mapping the margins: Intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color"

    Part of:

    Stanford law review.

    [Stanford, Calif.: School of Law, Stanford University,

    vol. 43 (1991) nr. 6

    p. 1241-1299 (58 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Dolezal, Luna The body and shame : phenomenology, feminism, and the socially shaped body

    Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, [2015]

    Chapter 1-2 (52 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Hall, Stuart "Introduction: Who Needs Identity?"

    Part of:

    Hall, Stuart; Du Gay, Paul Questions of cultural identity

    London: Sage, 1996

    p. 1-17 (17 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Kay LeBlanc, Amanda "There's nothing I hate more than a racist": (Re)centering whiteness in American Horror Story: Coven

    Part of:

    Critical studies in media communication [Elektronisk resurs]

    London: Taylor & Francis, 2001-

    vol. 35 (2018) nr. 3

    p. 273-285 (12 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • King, Jason "Which way is down? Improvisations on black mobility"

    Part of:

    Women & performance : a journal of feminist theory

    New York, N.Y.: Women & Performance Project at the Dept. of Performance Studies, New York University/Tisch School of the Arts, 1983-

    vol. 14 (2004) nr. 1

    p.25-45 (20 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Krekula, Clary "Contextualizing older women's body images. Time dimensions, multiple reference groups, and age codings of appearance"

    Part of:

    Journal of women & aging.

    Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 1989-

    vol. 28 (2016) nr. 1

    p. 58-67 (9 p)

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    Mandatory

  • Käll, Lisa "A being of two leaves: on the founding significance of the lived body"

    Part of:

    Bromseth, Janne C. H.; Folkmarson Käll, Lisa; Mattsson, Katarina Body claims

    Uppsala: Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, 2009

    p. 110-133 (23 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Lawler, Stephanie "Disgusted subjects: the making of middle-class identities"

    Part of:

    The sociological review.

    Keele: University of Keele, 1908-

    vol. 53 (2005) nr. 3

    p. 429-446 (17 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Le Grand, Elias "Renewing class theory? Exploitation, individualization and culture"

    Part of:

    Olsson, Annika Thinking with Beverley Skeggs

    Stockholm: Centre for Gender Studies, Stockholm University, 2008

    p. 21-28 (7 p)

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    Mandatory

  • Marks, Laura "Thinking Multisensory Culture"

    Part of:

    Paragraph : the journal of the Modern Critical Theory Group

    Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1983-

    vol. 31 (2008) nr. 2

    p. 123-137 (14 p)

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    Mandatory

  • Perez, Michael J.; Salter, Phia S. "A Critical Race Reading of COllective Victimhood: The Precarious Case of Black Americans"

    Part of:

    Vollhardt, Johanna The social psychology of collective victimhood

    New York: Oxford University Press, 2020

    p. 319-336 (18 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Roseneil, Sasha "Haunting in an age of individualization. Subjectivity, relationality and the traces of the lives of others"

    Part of:

    European societies.

    London: Taylor & Francis, 2002-

    vol. 11 (2009) nr. 3

    p. 411-430 (19 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Sandahl, Carrie "Queering the crip or cripping the queer? Intersections of queer and crip identities in solo autobiographical performance"

    Part of:

    GLQ : a journal of lesbian and gay studies

    vol. 1-2 (2003)

    p. 25-56 (31 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Sandberg, Linn J. "Affirmative old age. The ageing body and feminist theories on difference"

    Part of:

    International journal of ageing and later life [Elektronisk resurs] : on line : IJAL

    Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2006-

    vol. 8 (2013) nr. 1

    p. 11-40 (29 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Schulman, Sarah Conflict is not abuse : overstating harm, community responsibility, and the duty of repair

    Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, [2016]

    p. 15-110 (95 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Schwaiger, L. "To be forever young? Towards refraiming corporeal subjectivity in maturity"

    Part of:

    International journal of ageing and later life [Elektronisk resurs] : on line : IJAL

    Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2006-

    vol. 1 (2006) nr. 1

    p. 11-41 (30 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Siverskog, A.; Fabbre, V. "Transgender ageing: Community resistance and wellbeing in the life course!

    Part of:

    Almack, Kathryn; King, Andrew Intersections of Ageing, Gender, Sexualities: Multidisciplinary International Perspectives [Elektronisk resurs]

    Policy Press, 2019

    p. 47-62 (15 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Skeggs, Beverly "The Re-Branding of Class: Propertising Culture"

    Part of:

    Devine, Fiona Rethinking class : culture, identities and lifestyles

    Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

    p. 46-68 (22 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Smith, Mark M. How Race Is Made: Slavery, Segregation, and the Senses [Elektronisk resurs]

    University of North Carolina Press, 2006

    p. 1-47 (46 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Sobchack, Vivian "Choreography for One, Two, and Three Legs (A phenomenological meditation in movements)"

    Part of:

    International journal of performance arts and digital media [Elektronisk resurs]

    2005-

    vol. 13 (2017) nr. 2

    p. 183-198 (15 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Sundén, Jenny "Stempunk Practices: Time, Tactility, and a Racial Politics of Touch"

    Part of:

    Ada : a journal of gender, new media, and technology [Elektronisk resurs]

    2012-

    vol. 5 (2014)

    (15 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Sweet, Paige L. "The sociology of gaslighting"

    Part of:

    American sociological review

    Menasha, Wis.: American Sociological Society, 1936-

    vol. 84 (2019) nr. 5

    p. 851-975 (25 p)

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    Mandatory

  • Weiss, Gail "The normal, the natural, and the normative: A Merleau-Pontian legacy to feminist theory, critical race theory, and disability studies"

    Part of:

    Continental Philosophy Review

    vol. 48 (2015) nr. 1

    p. 77-93 (16 p)

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    Mandatory

  • Yancy, George "White Gazes: What It Feels Like to Be an Essence"

    Part of:

    Lee, Emily S. Living alterities : phenomenology, embodiment, and race

    2014

    p. 133-172 (21 p)

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    Mandatory

  • Young, Iris Marion Throwing Like a Girl : A Phenomenology fo Feminine Body Comportment Motility and Spatiality

    Part of:

    Human studies : a journal for philosophy and the social sciences

    Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1978-

    vol. 3 (1980) nr. 2 s. 137-156

    p. 137-156 (20 p)

    Find in the library

    Mandatory