Race and Ethnicity

Module Leader:
Ádám Kornél Havas
2016-2017 Spring
Immersion 1
Social Sciences

The Race and Ethnicity module will equip students with socio-historical, anthropological and political readings of these two core concepts. By taking the module, students will come to understand how identities are constructed along racial and ethnic lines, but also how they have been used in both historic and contemporary settings to justify inequality and dominant power relations. They will come away from the module understanding how ethnicities can be racialised in certain political contexts (be they Middle Eastern migrants, Mexican nationals in the last US elections or indeed East European labourers in London). The module will offer both international (post-colonial/US) and local (Hungarian Roma) examples and case studies to explore the process through which prejudice-based judgments become guiding frameworks for governance and social organisation.

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