Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM168: From Oppression to Resistance: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class and Gender

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Conceptualising the Anatomy of Oppression
  • Mapping sexism from the inside
  • Mapping racism from the inside
  • Mapping classism from the inside
  • Thinking Across Power Relations: Conceptualising Intersectionality (student run workshop)
  • Conceptualising the Anatomy of Resistance
  • Exploring the politics of feminism
  • Exploring the politics of anti-racism
  • Exploring the politics of class
  • Practising Intersectional Resistance (student run workshop)

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities2211x2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study139Reading set texts and wider reading
Guided Independent Study139Conducting research and preparing for assignments

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).