Checking date: 05/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Culture and Power
Study: Master in Theory and Critique of Culture (253)


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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Competences: To kow how to establish the relations between cultural fields and forms of social and political power To acquire the necessary conceptual tools and theories to establish the former relations To acquire the necessary conceptual tools and theories to establish to analyze the temporal and historical dimensions of the relations between culture and power To master the analysis and critical thinking about the current debates on cultural studies To know the most relevant bibliography To know how to achieve an interdisciplinar study To know how to use verbal and written methods of study and criticism To be able to write scholar papers and oral expositions
Description of contents: programme
I Cultural production of social and subjective spaces 1. Space and power 2. Cultural production of social space 3. Situating cultures 4. Intimacy spaces 5. Cultural production of subjectivity 6. Subjectivity and intepellation II: Spaces of knowledge, ignorance and resistance 7. Epistemic privilege 8. Epistemic injustice 9. Epistemologies of resistance 10. Knowledge and hegemony III: Culture of urban spaces 11. Material culture and social space 12. Popular and Mass cultures 13. Cultural capitalism 14. Subcultures y resistances
Learning activities and methodology
The matter consist of a theoretical and a practical part where it will be discussed relevant texts concerning the topics of the matter. The professor wil present the more general contents and the texts. Then it will be opened debates ir order to verify the degree of comprehension and to clarify the possible questions and doubts. The students will write a paper for theme, and then they will present it in the classroom, and they will engage in the following debates.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.