Between Europe and the Middle East: Critical Questions of Citizenship and Identity
This module will focus on two geo-political regions: Europe and the Middle East in order to explore and analyse a set of relevant discourses that pertain to understandings and experiences of citizenship and the political conditions for full citizenship.
Discourses of freedom, human rights, democracy, gender and multi-culturalism will be of particular concern. These discourses will be situated within the specific regions of Europe and the Middle East and the module will end with the case example of Turkey as a country which perhaps bridges the Middle East and Europe.
Globalisation, Citizenship and Identity
This module considers the following key debates in the contemporary study of citizenship, identities and globalisation:
- Global and cosmopolitan citizenship
- Globalisation, identity and violence
- Gendering globalisation and citizenship, and globalising gender
- Minorities, multiculturalism and politics of difference
- Intimate/sexual citizenship
- From 'imagined communities' to the 'shock of denationalisation'
- Ethnicity: culture politicized
- Globalisation and 'resistance identities'
- Transnationalism and diasporas
- Theories of (contemporary) racism
Human Rights and Critical Modern Slavery
This module critically interrogates dominant liberal discourse on human rights and modern slavery.
Drawing on academic, popular and policy debate on human rights and case studies of phenomena that are deemed to constitute contemporary human enslavement - such as human trafficking, prostitution, domestic servitude, worst forms of child labour, forced labour and bonded labour in a number of sectors and regions - the module offers an opportunity to critically deconstruct the theoretical and political assumptions that underpin this discourse.
The module ultimately aims to draw your attention to the deep connections between human rights and social, economic and political inequality on the basis of gender, class, race, sexuality, age and other identity markers under contemporary conditions of globalisation.
Dissertation in Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights (MA only)
You will undertake a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words on a topic of their choice (subject to the approval of the course director).
You will choose 40 credits of optional modules from the School of Sociology and Social Policy, or schools/departments across the University, subject to approval.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.