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Cursus: SOW-VSB9008
SOW-VSB9008
Theorizing Diversity: Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary Society
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CursusSOW-VSB9008
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
CategorieBA (Bachelor)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen; Gender Studies;
Docenten
Coördinator
dr. E.H. Utoft
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. E.H. Utoft
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. E.H. Utoft
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. E.H. Utoft
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2023
Periode
PER3  (29-01-2024 t/m 05-04-2024)
Aanvangsblok
PER3
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
OpmerkingIf you are unable to register yourself, please contact Ea Utoft, email: ea.utoft@ru.nl
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
After completing this course, you will:
  • have knowledge about the development of the contemporary diversity discourse and different concepts of diversity/difference;
  • be able to analyze the inclusion and exclusion effects of ‘making a difference’;
  • understand the complexity and ambiguity that accompany a focus on differences between and among groups;
  • apply your knowledge of both theories of diversity/differences and inclusion/exclusion to a specific context (world of work);
  • increase your sensitivity towards particularly stigmatized but nevertheless under-researched groups.
Inhoud
The notion of ‘diversity’ has become a highly controversial buzzword that is relevant in both the academic and public sphere. Some people see it as an opportunity to approach differences as a potential instead of a ‘problem’ that needs to be fixed. Others, however, criticize that the diversity rhetoric privileges particular groups (e.g. highly qualified women or migrant key employees) and neglects others, who seem not as easily compatible with profit maximization (e.g. disabled people, refugees). Simultaneously, in several western countries nationalistic discourses are gaining strength that question – once again – the legitimacy of heterogeneous populations regarding their composition of gender-related, cultural, religious or sexual norms and values. Whatever stance is taken, the notion of diversity represents a ‘hot topic’ that needs to be treated with academic rigour in terms of its conceptual opportunities and limitations as well as its ramifications in practical contexts.

Against this background, the course engages with the ‘diversity turn’ at three levels: First, we explore the history and development of the contemporary diversity discourse and analyze different concepts of diversity and its relation to other theories of difference (e.g. intersectionality). Second, we engage with theories of inclusion and exclusion that are used as guidance for mapping out ‘which differences actually make a difference’. Third, we apply this knowledge about concepts of diversity/differences as well as about theories of inclusion and exclusion to the context of the world of work. By looking at particularly marginalized or disadvantaged groups (e.g. employees marked as disabled, fat or transgender) in labour relations, the students deal in depth with the complexity of the relationship between differences and in-/equalities.
 
Niveau

Voorkennis

Toetsinformatie

Bijzonderheden
There are a limited number of admissions for this course. If you are unable to register yourself, please contact Ea Hoeg Utoft, email: ea.utoft@ru.nl

This course connects to SDG 5: Gender Equality
Voorkennis
At least a full year of prior study in the social sciences or humanities is recommended.
Verplicht materiaal
Wordt nader bekendgemaakt
A selection of articles to be provided at the beginning of the course.
Werkvormen
Hoorcollege
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Sustainability certificate
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Paper
Weging5
ToetsvormPaper
GelegenhedenBlok PER3, Blok PER4

Reflectie
Weging3
ToetsvormOpdracht
GelegenhedenBlok PER3, Blok PER3

Presentatie
Weging2
ToetsvormPresentatie
GelegenhedenBlok PER3, Blok PER4

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