PLEASE NOTE: This is a reading intensive Vertiefungsseminar for 10 ECTS. You will be asked to read upto one book per week. It will not be offered as a seminar for less credits for any student from other universities or programs. Guest students (nebenhörer) are not permitted. The class will be limited to 25 participants.
The aim of this course is to critically discuss classical and contemporary theories and empirical work on racism. This course is divided into three parts: In the first part of the course, we discuss conceptualization of racism in Europe, North America and South Africa in comparison. In the second part of the course, we delve into the discussions that intersect with ethnicity, “race”, gender and class. In the third part, we discuss racisms and racialization processes, such as everyday racism and Whiteness. As complementary subjects, we also explore nations and national projects, transnationalism and multiculturalism. The students are expected to discuss controversial discussions on these racialization processes from their own critical perspectives. Two sessions of this course will be co-taught with Professor Antje Schuhmann's seminar at the University Witwatersrand in Johannesburg through the Internet.
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Collins, Patricia Hill. 2013. On Intellectual Activism. Temple University Press.
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