Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT2089: Cultures of Race, Ethnicity and Racism
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
In this module we examine ways in which anthropologists, sociologists and other scholars from the interdisciplinary field of critical race studies, have explored and analysed how racial and ethnic identities are lived and experienced. The module focuses on ethnographic studies to examine the articulation of minority and majority racial and ethnic identities cross-culturally and in different socio-historical contexts. Central to this inquiry is an examination of the theories and concepts that anthropologists and sociologists have deployed to think about the formation of ethnic and racial identities and racism. Our emphasis upon the reproduction of various forms of racism will be complemented by an exploration of the social conditions in which racism is challenged. The module also considers the possibility of a world beyond racial thought and categorisation.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate familiarity and some ability to critically engage with anthropological and sociological approaches to the study of race, ethnicity and racism|
2. apply appropriate theories and concepts to facilitate an analysis of racism and identities
3. develop an appreciate of the significance socio-historical contexts in the formation of racial and ethnic identities
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. gain some appreciation of the role of theory in ethnography|
5. develop an appreciation of the synergies and distinctions between anthropological approaches and other social scientific approaches
6. acquire some understanding of the ethical and theoretical issues involved in the representation of ethnic and racial differences
|Personal and Key Skills||7. demonstrate transferable skills in formulating, researching and addressing focussed essay questions|
8. prepare focussed and comprehensive oral presentations
9. work independently and in collaboration with others
10. develop a critical awareness of cross-cultural understanding and anti-racist values, values which increasingly feature in many professional settings