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.
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
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.
The course is delivered through a series of lectures and/or seminars.
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.
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"
Bruten vithet : om den ryska femininitetens sinnliga & temporala villkor