Race and racism – a postcolonial perspective

7.5 credits

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How has the tension of politics and research, from the Enlightenment until today changed the modern concept of ‘race’? This course focuses on its origin and discusses race as a symbolic system, as a foundation for identification, and in how it continues to cause political tension, violence and inequality in the present postcolonial world.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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