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SO337 - Racism and Xenophobia

  • Module code: SO337
  • Module name: Racism and Xenophobia
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will encourage students to develop a critical approach to social inequalities, with a focus on racism and xenophobia. Through lectures and seminars, students will be provided with a combination of theory and empirical examples to develop a transnational understanding of contemporary racisms and xenophobia, their links to other forms of power inequalities, and their traces and origins in longer histories.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, we will come right up to the present day, looking at the convenor’s (Hannah Jones) current research project on UK government campaigns about immigration control and how this relates to new and old processes of racialisation and racism. Throughout the module, there will be an emphasis on thinking intersectionally about how different kinds of social inequality interact – including, for example, case studies of how patriarchy interacts with white supremacy to produce and reproduce oppressions. We will read authors such as Stuart Hall, Audre Lorde, Ann Laura Stoler, Sara Ahmed, Bridget Anderson, Les Back, and Paul Gilroy. You will be encouraged to think each week about how experiences in your everyday life, and in current affairs and the news, relate to the concepts and examples we are discussing.

Timetabled teaching activities

This module will run in the Autumn Term of the 2017/18 academic year

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/prospective/ugstudy/modules/so337

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: SO337-15)
A (Assessed work only) 3000 word Essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 3
Optional
  • BA in Sociology (L301) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L302) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L306) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L307) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods (L311) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods with Intercalated Year (L312) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (with Intercalated year) (ML14) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 4
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 3
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 4
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (with Intercalated year) (ML35) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate French with Sociology (R1L3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (with Year Abroad) (VL14) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (with Year Abroad) (X3Q6) - Year 4