SC386-6-AU-CO:
Anthropology of Race and Racism

The details
2023/24
Sociology and Criminology
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
15
18 July 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA LL36 Social Anthropology,
BA LL3P Social Anthropology (Including Year Abroad),
BA LL6P Social Anthropology (Including Placement Year),
BA LL37 Social Anthropology with Human Rights,
BA LL38 Social Anthropology with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
BA LL39 Social Anthropology with Human Rights (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module introduces students to the anthropology of Latin America, focusing on issues surrounding race, gender and sexualities. We will briefly cover the history of race and ethnicity in Latin America before looking at more contemporary issues. We will look at how different people see various identities in sometimes radically different ways.

Module aims

To gain an understanding of contemporary Latin America through anthropology

To be familiar with a range of societies and cultures in Latin America

To have in-depth knowledge of how issues of identity, race and gender are interconnected.

To have an appreciation of culture as processual, historical and contested













A familiarity of the racial dynamics of contemporary Latin America
2. An understanding of various ways social difference can be racialised .
3. A grasp of the ways racism is internalised by groups in Latin America.
4. To be familiar with a range of societies and cultures in Latin America
5. To have in-depth knowledge of how issues of identity, race and gender are
interlaced.
6. To have an appreciation of culture as processual, historical and contested


Module learning outcomes

1. A familiarity of the racial dynamics of contemporary Latin America
2. An understanding of various ways social difference can be racialised .
3. A grasp of the ways racism is internalised by groups in Latin America.
4. To be familiar with a range of societies and cultures in Latin America
5. To have in-depth knowledge of how issues of identity, race and gender are interlaced.
6. To have an appreciation of culture as processual, historical and contested

Module information

Please note that assessment information is currently showing for 2018-19 and will be updated in August 2019

Learning and teaching methods

Two hour seminar which typically involves lecture, discussion, group work and plenary discussion. There is a particular focus on learning through discussion in pairs, small groups and plenary discussion. On some occasions there will be debates, films and independent learning.

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Reading assignment 1      
Coursework   Reading Assignment 2      
Coursework   Reading Assignment 3      
Coursework   Short test     7.2% 
Coursework   Reading Assignment 4      
Coursework   Reading Assignment 5      
Coursework   Reading Assignment 6     
Coursework   Book Review or Essay     35.7% 
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
70% 30%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
70% 30%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Andrew Canessa, email: canessa@essex.ac.uk.
Professor Andrew Canessa
Jane Harper, Student Administrator, Telephone 01206 873052, email jharper (Non Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
Yes

External examiner

Dr Aneira Edmunds
School of Law, Politics & Sociology
Senior Lecturer
Dr Paul Gilbert
University of Sussex
Senior Lecturer in International Development
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 22 hours, 22 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Sociology and Criminology

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