Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

12.12.2019 at 09:00 - 15.4.2020 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 20.4.2020
09:15 - 13:45
Tue 21.4.2020
09:15 - 13:45
Wed 22.4.2020
09:15 - 13:45
Thu 23.4.2020
09:15 - 13:45
Fri 24.4.2020
10:15 - 13:45


Alla, MSV prioriteras

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

Race, gender and culture- Summary

The intersectionality of ‘race’, gender and culture will be stressed throughout the module within an analytical framework that draws on feminist theory, critical ’race’ theory, cultural theory and post-/de-colonial studies. On successful completion of this module students should be able to demonstrate understandings of debates within Sociology, Cultural Studies and Post-/De-colonial Studies on ‘race’, gender and culture and their implications for matters of identity, politics, representation, theory and everyday cultural understandings.


Introduction - ‘culture’

‘Race’, gender and identity

Representation- Blackness, whiteness and orientalism

Black women’s bodies as spectacle (1) The Black Venus

Black women’s bodies as spectacle (2) MOBO bodies

Beauty and racialization

Black-white ‘mixed race’ identities

Intersectionality-Black, Chicana and Third World feminisms from Sojourner Truth, Angela Davis and Gloria Anzaldúa to hip-hop feminism

Black masculinity

QBPOC-Black queers and queers of colour

Lecture and seminar


Information on course readings will be available in a module handbook

General grade

Active participation in the seminar, presentation, learning diary

Shirley Anne Tate (teacher) and Suvi Keskinen (course coordinator)