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16.4.2020 at 09:00 - 6.5.2020 at 23:59



Optional for students with sociology, optional in the thematic syllabus gender and ethnic relations.

Gender and Society I, Introduction to Gender Studies or equivalent.

A student who has taken the course will be able to
 explicate different theoretical traditions in postcolonial thinking, feminist postcolonial theories and theories on intersectionality
 name the most central theorists and concepts
 explain how postcolonial critique makes sense in Sociology
 identify ways in which ethnicity, race and gender operate in the Nordic societies and globally
 analyse welfare state practices and everyday life from a postcolonial perspective

1-2 year. General examination.

Themes during the course are postcolonial feminist theories and intersectionality.

Swedish or English

Postkolonial feminism I & II, Paulina de los Reyes, 2011, Förlaget Tankekraft.

Annan litteratur angiven av ansvarspersonen

Individual course work.

The course is assessed on a scale 0-5.

Instructions for examinations

  • Faculty examinations are held in the Porthania lecture halls (Yliopistonkatu 3).
  • Faculty examinations begin at 9.00. Students must arrive by 9.30 and may leave no earlier than 9.30.
  • Students may take only writing utensils with them to their seats (no bags etc.). No programmable calculators or dictionaries are allowed.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off.
  • Examination answers must be returned to the invigilator in the examination envelope.
  • Students must provide proof of identity when submitting their answers.

Independent literature studies, exam or essay of approx. 20 pages.

Professor in sociology Elina Oinas