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SOSLA2.5 Power and Inequality/ISSS 6 ECTS

General description

A book exam advancing the basic studies in Sociology.

Learning outcomes

To provide students with research angles and knowledge into social power relations, practices highlighting inequality and their formation.


The course literature concentrates on the one hand on different sociological power theories, and on the other hand on concrete examples of the significance of gender and class as factors bringing forth inequality.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Literature examination on a general examination day. Essay option must be discussed with the teacher beforehand. The availability of thematic seminars varies yearly.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Select four books from the following:

1. Bradley, Fractured identities. Cambridge University Press 1996;

2. Enloe: Bananas, beaches and bases. The University of California Press 2000.;

3. Foucault, Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison, Penguin books, 1991 or 1977;

4.Crompton, Class and Stratification, 3rd Edition, Polity Press 2008;

5. Stewart, Theories of Power and Domination. Sage 2001.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Sociology (Sociology/ISSS)
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
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