Race, Religion and Law - LW623

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Canterbury Spring
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6 15 (7.5) DR S Jivraj




Only available to final year students.



This 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:

Contact hours

Six, 3 hour seminars and one 2 hour seminar over the term.

Method of assessment

100% coursework consisting of an essay outline for 10%, a research essay for 80% and an oral presentation for 10%.

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

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.

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