Dr Alana Lentin is an EC Research Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University. She is a political sociologist whose areas of interest are ‘race’, racism and anti-racism, immigration and social movements.
10 weekly meetings
starting 20 April 2004
1 WELLINGTON SQUARE
10 CATS Points (Level One)
A critical review of the concept of ‘race’ from an historical, sociological and political perspective, which will assist in furthering participant understanding of the centrality of race in the framing of politics in the modern era. We will trace the conceptualisation and impact of race from the ‘Golden Age’ of ‘scientific racism’ as an apology for imperialism and Empire to present-day debates on immigration policy and asylum with their often unacknowledged assumptions of an unknowable ‘other’.
Attention will also be paid to the politics of anti-racism and solidarity movements and the deflection of the discussion of race from the political to the cultural sphere: from the struggle for equal rights to the celebration of difference.
For further information on enrollment, concessionary fees and our study skills programmes, please contact the information below.
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Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7DD
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