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