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1. Demonstrate advanced theoretical understanding of the key debates in sociology concerning inequality.
2. Analyse the capacity of sociological theories to explain the relationship between capitalism and social class inequality in particular.
3. Apply knowledge of sociological theory to the broader, interdisciplinary context of equality studies and contemporary issues of injustice.
4. Make informed judgements about sociological theory based on complex and (necessarily) incomplete information.
5. Reflect on wider egalitarian issues involved in applying sociological theory to contemporary societies. 6. Communicate conclusions about sociological theory, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously
7. Have the learning skills to be able to continue to study sociological theory in a largely self-directed or autonomous manner.
Towards a Critical Sociology of Inequality – Rethinking the Sociological Imagination in the 21st Century
Measuring and Interpreting Poverty and Inequalities
Marxist Perspectives on Capitalism and Class
Power, Knowledge, and Subjectivity: Foucault On Governmentality and Inequality
Power and Powerlessness: Political Sociology of Inequality
Gender and Intra-Family Inequalities: Considering Inequalities of Care.
Bourdieu on Inequality: Culture, Capitals, and Class
Racism and Anti-Racism
Intersectionality: Multiple Sources of Inequality
The Power of Ideas/Ideas in Power
Precariat: A Dangerous Class?
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
This module is restricted to students in postgraduate programmes in Equality Studies.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Students will receive individual feedback following the submission of the research essay.
|Dr Michael Byrne||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Krisna Ruette-Orihuela||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Ernesto Vasquez Del Aguila||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|