Only available to final year students.
OverviewThis module is concerned with theoretical perspectives on race, religion, and ethnicity as concepts; case studies in the social and legal history of race and religion; overview of contemporary legal regulation of these categories in UK law.
Students will undertake contemporary case studies; research training
as part of the module.
This module appears in:
Six, 3 hour seminars and one 2 hour seminar over the term.
Method of assessment
100% coursework consisting of a 1000 word essay outline for 10%, a 4500 word research essay for 80% and an oral presentation for 10%.
On completion of the module students will;
Understand the complex relationship between law and dominant concepts of race and religion;
Appreciate the significance of critical race, postcolonial, feminist, and critical religion theories for understanding contemporary social and legal issues to do with race and religion;
Appreciate the significance of a grounding in social and legal histories of race and religion in order to understand contemporary formations;
Identify the wide range of influences on legal discourse, policy, and law-making in relation to race and religion, including concepts from political theory, postcolonial theory, and the humanities and social sciences more broadly;
Appreciate the intersections of concepts of race and religion with concepts of gender, sexuality, class, and disability.