Checking date: 20/05/2022

Course: 2024/2025

Race, ethnicity and post-colonial cultures
Bachelor in Cultural Studies (Plan: 435 - Estudio: 364)

Coordinating teacher: PELLICER VAZQUEZ, ANA

Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Nowadays, the construction of a cultural sphere of so called Western is certainly undeniable as well as its implications in the political, economic and cultural colonization of the planet. Due to this scenario, a course that focuses on postcolonial cultures will have to start by analysing the concepts of race and ethnicity; main concepts upon which power relationships that define our civilization have settled: -Study the main models and thinkers of Postcolonial Studies such as Edward Said, Homi K. Bhabba, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak o Stuart Hall among others. - Confront conceptual frames emerged from Orientaism and Birmingham School in Latin America by studying the works of Néstor García Canclini, Eliana Ortega, Gloria Anzaldúa, Franz Fanon or Edouard Glissant among others. - Analyze artistic and cultural manifestations that have been silenced from problems due to subalternity; particular attention will be paid to gender perspective. - Recognise and analyse stereotypes of dominant cultures.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Bhabha, H. K. The Politics of Theory,. Colchester, Essex University Press. 1983
  • Fanon, Franz . Los condenados de la tierra. Fondo de Cultura Económica. . 1962
  • Mignolo, Walter. Akal. Historias locales / Diseños globales. Colonialidad, conocimientos subalternos y pensamiento fronterizo. 2003
  • Mignolo, Walter. La idea de América Latina. La herida decolonial y la opción decolonial. Gedisa. 2007
  • Naïr, Sami. El imperio frente a la diversidad del mundo. DeBolsillo. . 2004
  • O¿Gorman, Edmundo . La invención de América. Fondo de Cultura Económica. 2006
  • Said, Edward . Cultura e imperialismo. Anagrama. 1996
  • Said, Edward . Orientalismo. Mondadori. 2004
  • Vega, María José . Imperios de papel. Crítica. 2003

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