We look at the ways and means by which power has operated in the past to consider who has power, why it might be shared, and how it is resisted. We examine different sites of power, from bodies to institutions, and its multiple workings, from slavery and torture to consumer decisions and food sustainability. The struggle for power can be reflected in racism, sexism, and homophobia – attacks on people’s identities to reinforce the dominance of one group or ideology. Yet those identities are also sources of pleasure, celebration, and resistance, whether through conflict or cooperation. Power can also be shared within communities, whether to bolster the dominant group or to provide more social equity.
This History, Power and Identity course at University of Essex explores urgent questions about how systems of power shaped, and continue to shape, people’s lives, opportunities, and identities, including:
- What is power, and how have these meanings changed over time?
- When and why do people cooperate with power or resist it?
- What are the sites of power and its contestation?
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- Making History, Sharing History: Sources, Methods, and Audiences for Historical Research
History, Power, and Identity
Museum Activism: Art, Politics, Cultural Work and Policy
- Heritage and Human Rights
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesHistory View 625 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
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- A 2.2 Degree in History or a related subject such as: Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Foreign Language with Literature content Law, Literature, Politics or Sociology.
- Will consider applicants with an unrelated degree but relevant work experience in for example museums or libraries.
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/UK fee: £4,600
- International fee: £9,870
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.