Konwersatorium, semestr zimowy, 30 godzin, 5 punktów ECTS
Termin i miejsce: środa, godz. 11.30-13.00, Collegium Chemicum, ul. Grunwaldzka 6, sala 101
objective of the course is to analyse a phenomenon of racism as a
social-political mechanism of creating power hierarchies and
unbridgeable group divisions that legitimise and support them. During
the class we will adopt a notion of power understood not only as a
prerogative of political institutions but also as a productive force
defining social actors and their identities. We will be interested in
both cultural dimension of racist imaginary and the economic
realities that lie at its roots. In this context we will problematize
the very category of 'race', analyse its genealogy and discuss its
links with concepts of 'biology', 'culture', 'ethnicity', 'class' or
'religion'. We will also show how the construction of 'racial'
hierarchies is always intertwined and conditioned by the issues of
sexuality and gender. While looking for a general understanding of
racism we will pay attention to historical and contemporary diversity
of forms that it has taken in different social and cultural settings.
We will particularly focus on anti-Semitism and colour-coded racism
and will also discuss anti-Muslim/anti-immigrant racism that has
become prevalent in present-day Europe.
- Prowadząca: dr Monika Bobako