Kurskod: COSM36
Engelsk titel: Asian Studies: Social Justice and Social Equality in East and South-East Asia
Högskolepoäng: 7,5

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Kurstillfälle: höstterminen 2021
Studiesätt: heltid, dagtid
Kursperiod: 2021-09-30 – 2021-10-29
Kursspråk: engelska
Anmälningskod: LU-19591
Behörighet: kandidatexamen i samhällsvetenskap eller humaniora. Engelska 6/Engelska B.


This is a course for students who are interested in how social, cultural, and political processes and demands can be studied through the lens of social justice. The course especially focuses on how the study of  Asia, as part of the global south, has led to new knowledge and theoretical developments in social justice research. 

The aim of the course is to make it possible for you to pose questions and design studies of social (in)justice and social (in)equality in East and South-East Asia that are linked to current theoretical discussions.

Contemporary theories have tended to go beyond normative (western) definitions in favour of formulating justice and equality as a substantial result of social relations and in relation to globalisation, democracy, legitimacy, membership, identity etc. We start the course with an overview of contemporary interdisciplinary discussions about social justice and social equality and proceed with more specialised studies, in which you read and discuss a selection of predominant theoretical works from different disciplines, e.g. political science, sociology, anthropology, development studies and gender studies.

This is followed by the main part of the course, in which you study different examples of research in Asian Studies in which the theoretical perspectives are applied and/or queried or in which they could be put to use. You use course assignments, group work and seminar discussions to practise your ability to critically assess the applicability of a certain theory to different empirical examples, and to design theoretically relevant studies.


  1. Individuell seminarieuppgift, 2,5 hp
  2. Individuellt hemprov, 5 hp


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Sidansvarig: anna.wallettehist.luse | 2020-06-15