University of Sussex Business School

Race, Ethnicity and Identity (L6090D)

Race, Ethnicity and Identity

Module L6090D

Module details for 2022/23.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module focuses on theories of race, ethnicity and identity. It applies diverse theoretical approaches to race, ethnicity and identity to historical and contemporary ethnographic contexts. As well as examining the way in which racial and ethnic identities have been constructed across time and space, the module interrogates these constructions with specific reference to: the development of anthropology; slavery and colonialism; scientific racism; postcolonial political regimes; postcolonial feminism; conflict and genocide; identity-based mass violence; diaspora, transnationalism and the Black Atlantic; contemporary understandings of race and racism in its myriad forms; and multicultural lives and hybridity.

Dissertation (5000 words)Semester 2 Assessment100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

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Spring SemesterSeminar3 hours111111111110

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