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Integration and marginalization in society; Gender, generation, class and ethnicity 7.5 credits

Integration och marginalisering i samhället; Genus, generation, klass och etnicitet
Second cycle, S7019A
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 07 Feb 2011

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 04 Nov 2019

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

Bachelor in social sciences.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
At the end of the course the student should;

  • Knowledge of different establised theoretical perspectives of social, cultural and economical integrations and marginalization.
  • Identify different aspects of identity construction from class, gender, generation and ethnicity, related to social processes that integrate or marginalize human beings in society.
  • Connections between different social and cultural categories such as class, gender, generation and ethnicity related to social processes that integrate or marginalize human beings in society.
  • Be able to do different kind of analysis where theoretical concepts are applied on different social contexts where different integrations and marginalizing processes occure, for example labormarket/working life, living, health, political representation and environment.

The course treats theories and social, cultural and economical processes of which consequenses leads to integration or marginalization within identity creation in society. Of specific importance is the meaning of social class, gender, ethnicity and generation in this context. Themes are applied to global as well as regional and local societys.

The litterature is discussed on lecturers and seminars. One seminar is a part of exam where the student presents eligible theoretical theme. Beyond that examination is done in written paper where theoretical perspectives are applied on concrete and occuring problems.

Seminar 2,5 hp
Individual written exam 5,0 hp

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Leif Berglund

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Bradley, Harriet (2016). Fractured identities: changing patterns of inequality. Second edition. Cambridge: Polity press.
Côte, James E. (2000). Arrested adulthood: the changing nature of maturity and identity. New York: New York University Press.
Hall, Stuart (1992). The question of cultural identity. Artikel i Modernity and its futures, ed: Hall S, Held D, and McGrew T. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Standing, Guy (2013). Prekariatet: den nya farliga klassen. Göteborg: Bokförlaget Daidalos

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001SeminarsU G#2.50MandatoryS12
0002Assignment ReportU G VG *5.00MandatoryS12

Study guidance
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