Syllabus for Globalisation, Race and Privileges

Globalisering, ras och privilegier

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5GN043
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Gender Research A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2021-08-31
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Applies from: Autumn 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.

Learning outcomes

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

- Identify and summarise critical theoretical approaches to race, inequality and privilege.
- Implement theoretical insights to discuss the ways that race, inequality and privilege are produced and experienced.
- Provide a globalised context to the production of knowledge and its implications for everyday experience.
- Actively participate in seminar discussions and present written and oral arguments in the independent and critical manner expected at the advanced level.

Content

The world is interdependent and the movement of people, organisms, technologies, products and capital have historically defined eras and continue to have repercussions in the ways that life is structured and experienced. These historical networks continue to shape lives and structure inequalities. The course material addresses these inequalities with a critical focus on issues of race and whiteness. Through the course students are introduced to theoretical perspectives grounded in feminist, gender studies and intersectional approaches. Through the course students are required to apply these theoretical perspectives in analysis of discourses of race, racism and privilege.

Instruction

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

Assessment

All seminars are part of the examination and include written and oral assignments. In addition students are expected to complete 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: Spring 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Anzaldúa, Gloria Borderlands : the new mestiza = La frontera

    2. ed.: San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, cop. 1999

    chapter 1-7

    Find in the library

  • Appadurai, Arjun Modernity at large [Elektronisk resurs] : cultural dimensions of globalization

    Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota Press, c1996.

    Tillgänglig för användare inom Uppsala universitet

    chapter 2 and 4

    Find in the library

  • Baggesgaard, M.A. "Pictureing the world - cinematic globalization in the deserts of Babel"

    Part of:

    Journal of aesthetics & culture [Elektronisk resurs]

    Järfälla: Co-Action publishing, 2009-

    vol. 5 (2013) nr. 1

    Find in the library

  • "Tourists and vagabonds"

    Part of:

    Bauman, Zygmunt Globalization : the human consequences

    London: Polity, 1998

    p. 77-102.

    Find in the library

  • Brah, A. "Diaspora, Border and Transnational Identities"

    Part of:

    Lewis, Reina; Mills, Sara Feminist postcolonial theory [Elektronisk resurs] : a reader

    New York: Routledge, 2003

    Find in the library

  • Camacho, A.S. "Body Counts on the Mexico-U.S. Border: Femenicidio, Reification, and the Theft of MExicana Subjectivity"

    Part of:

    Chicana/Latina studies [Elektronisk resurs]

    2004-2009

    vol. 4 (2004) nr. 1

    Find in the library

  • Chin, Elizabeth "Ethnically correct dolls: toying with the race industry"

    Part of:

    American anthropologist

    vol. 101 (1999) nr. 2

    p. 305-321

    Find in the library

  • Duras, Marguerite The vice-consul

    London: Flamingo, 1990

    Find in the library

  • Essed, P; Goldberg, D.T. "Cloning cultures: the social injustices of sameness"

    Part of:

    Ethnic and racial studies.

    vol. 25 (2002) nr. 6

    p. 1066-1082

    Find in the library

  • Farris, S. "Femonationalism and the 'Regular' Army of Labor called migrant women"

    Part of:

    History of the Present [Elektronisk resurs]

    2011-

    vol. 2 (2012) nr. 2

    Find in the library

  • Gavanas, A.; Calzada, I. "Multiplex Migration and Aspects of Precarisation: Swedish Retirement Migrants to Span and Their Service Providers"

    Part of:

    Schierup, Carl-Ulrik; Jørgensen, Martin Bak Politics of precarity [Elektronisk resurs] : migrant conditions, struggles and experiences

    Brill Academic Pub, 2016

    Find in the library

  • Guénif-Souliamas, N. "Restrained equality: A sexualized and gendered colour line"

    Part of:

    Jonsson, Stefan; Willén, Julia Austere histories in European societies [Elektronisk resurs] : social exclusion and the contest of colonial memories

    London [England]: Routledge, 2017

    40 p.

    Find in the library

  • "The spectacle of the 'Other'"

    Part of:

    Hall, Stuart Representation : cultural representations and signifying practices

    London: Sage, 1997

    Find in the library

  • Jonsson, S. "Disclosing the World Order"

    Part of:

    Third text [Elektronisk resurs]

    [London]: Kala Press, c1987-

    vol. 27 (2013) nr. 2

    Find in the library

  • Jovičić, J. "Images of crisis and the crisis of images: A visual analysis of four frames of representation of 'refugeeness' in Swedish newspapers"

    Part of:

    Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe [Elektronisk resurs]

    uuuu-uuuu

    Find in the library

  • Karlsson Minganti, P.; Österlind, L.K. "New faces of a new Phase: The politics of Visibility among Young Muslim Women in Sweden"

    Part of:

    Björklund, Jenny; Lindqvist, Ursula New dimensions of diversity in Nordic culture and society

    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

    Find in the library

  • Kincaid, Jamaica Lucy.

    1. ed.: New York: Farrar, 1990

    Find in the library

  • Krishnamurti, S. "Human Rights and the Poetics of 'Migritude'"

    Part of:

    Henders, Susan J.; Cho, Lily Human rights and the arts : perspectives on global Asia

    Lanham: Lexington Books, [2014]

    Find in the library

  • Lundström, C.; Twine, F.W. "White migration. Swedish women, racial privileges and gender vulnerabilities"

    Part of:

    The European journal of women's studies [Elektronisk resurs]

    London: Sage, 1999-

    vol. 18 (2020) nr. 1

    p. 1-20.

    Find in the library

  • Mohanty, C. "Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Disourses"

    Part of:

    Boundary 2 [Elektronisk resurs]

    Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1999-

    vol. 12 (1984) nr. 3

    Find in the library

  • Mohanty, C. "Under Western Eyes Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles"

    Part of:

    Signs : journal of women in culture and society

    vol. 28 (2003) nr. 2

    Find in the library

  • Puar, J. "Homonationalism as Assemlage: Viral Travels, Affective Sexualities"

    Part of:

    Jindal Global Law Review [Elektronisk resurs]

    2015-

    vol. 4 (2013) nr. 2

    Find in the library

  • Sameh, C. "From Teheran to Los Angeles to Teheran: Transnational solidarity politics in the one million signatures campaign to end discriminatory law"

    Part of:

    Women's studies quarterly.

    vol. 42 (2014) nr. 3-4

    Find in the library

  • Shaw, D. "Babel and the global Hollywood gaze"

    Part of:

    Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination [Elektronisk resurs]

    2005-

    vol. 4 (2011) nr. 1

    Find in the library

  • Soto, S.K. "Seeing through Photographs of Borderlands (Dis)order"

    Part of:

    Latino Studies [Elektronisk resurs]

    2003-

    vol. 5 (2007)

    Find in the library

  • Spivak, G.C. "Can the subaltern speak?"

    Part of:

    Nelson, Cary; Grossberg, Lawrence Marxism and the interpretation of culture

    Houndmills: Macmillan Education, 1988

    Find in the library

  • Spivak, G.C. "Planetarity"

    Part of:

    Paragraph : the journal of the Modern Critical Theory Group

    Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1983-

    vol. 38 (2015) nr. 2

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  • Towns, A. "Paradoxes on (In)Equality: Someting is rotten in the gender equal state of Sweden"

    Part of:

    Cooperation and conflict [Elektronisk resurs] : published in association with Nordic International Studies Association

    London: SAGE Publications, 1992-

    vol. 37 (2002) nr. 2

    Find in the library

  • Zablotsky, V. "unsanctioned Agency: Risk profiling, racialized masculinity, and the making of Europe's 'refugee crisis'"

    Part of:

    Lynes, Krista Moving Images : Mediating Migration as Crisis [Elektronisk resurs]

    2020

    Find in the library

  • Zine, J. "Special feature article: Unsettling the nation: Gender, race and Muslim cultural politics on Canada"

    Part of:

    Studies in ethnicity and nationalism [Elektronisk resurs]

    London: Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, 2001-

    vol. 9 (2009) nr. 1

    Find in the library