Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity (Part-time) programme at Birkbeck, University of London considers the connections between histories of colonisation and contemporary social formations and inequalities in the UK and how local debates on 'race' and racism are shaped by the global geopolitics of the twenty-first century.
The programme discusses connections between interlocking colonial histories across the globe and our ordinary, local, everyday life here in contemporary Britain. It focuses on a broad range of subjects such as histories of colonisation, systems of slavery, the concept of 'race' and the invention of 'the West'; colonial cultures, nationalisms, 'respectability' and the invention of 'whiteness'; racial theory and histories of criminalisation; histories of anti-racist and anti-fascist resistance; postcoloniality; theorising culture, community, hybridity and creolisation; postcolonial belonging, place, urban cultures and diaspora; contemporary racial nationalisms, religious revivalisms and 'the war on terror'; 'race' and 'beauty'; 'whiteness' and 'race', gender, sexuality and desire.
Careers and Employability
Graduates include youth and community workers and workers for organisations and charities whose concerns include criminalisation and policing, domestic violence, refugees and asylum, human rights, homelessness, imprisonment and addiction. They also include barristers and solicitors, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and psychiatrists, lecturers and social researchers in the areas of sociology, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, urban studies and social policy, teachers, film-makers, activists, curators, architects, novelists, poets, musicians, journalists and those working in the arts and cultural industries.
- 'Race', Racism, Postcoloniality
- Culture, Community, Identity
- A Confusion of Tongues: Illness, Language, Writing
- Aesthetics and Cultural Theory
- Contemporary US Fiction
- Freud in the world: psychoanalysis, literary writing and the legacies of history
- Magic, Science and Religion in the Renaissance
- 12 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Ethnic Studies Liberal Arts View 77 other Masters in Ethnic Studies in United Kingdom
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A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in social sciences or humanities.
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