Kurs

Kurskod: ACES52
Engelsk titel: Asian Studies: Social Justice and Social Equality in Asia
Högskolepoäng: 7,5

Kurstillfälle: höstterminen 2018
Studiesätt: heltid, dagtid
Kursperiod: 2018-09-03 – 2018-10-02
Kursspråk: engelska
Anmälningskod: LU-19971
Behörighet: studenten vara antagen till Masterprogrammet i Asienstudier. För att läsa kursen som fristående kurs måste studenten ha en kandidatexamen i samhällsvetenskap, humaniora, ekonomi eller juridik samt minst 30 högskolepoäng inom Asienstudier eller motsvarande. Engelska 6/Engelska B.

Beskrivning

The aim of this course is to enable students to address questions and frame inquiries of social (in)justice and social (in)equalities in Asian contexts in ways that are relevant to current theoretical discussions. A tendency in recent theory is the attempt to move beyond normative (western) definitions, and instead conceive of justice and equality in more substantial terms, as embedded in social relations and linked to issues of globalization, democracy, legitimacy, membership, identity, and so forth. The course first offers an overview of the recent, multidisciplinary discussion on social justice and social equality, followed by a more in-depth study where students read and discuss a selection of original theoretical works from different disciplines, including political science, sociology, anthropology, development studies, and gender studies. Subsequently, in what constitutes the main part of the course work, the students read a variety of published research in Asian Studies where the same theoretical approaches have been applied and/or challenged, or may be applicable. At the same time, in their course assignment, group work and seminar discussions, the students actively train their ability to critically evaluate the applicability of the same theoretical approaches to various sets of empirical cases, as well as their capacity to frame theoretically relevant inquiries. 

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