Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM168: From Oppression to Resistance: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class and Gender

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

On Gender and Feminism:

  • I. M. Young. 1989. ‘Polity and group difference: A critique of the ideal of universal citizenship’ Ethics 9, 250-74.
  • G. Omvedt. 1986. ‘Patriarchy: the analysis of women’s oppression’, Critical Sociology
  • J. Medina. 2013. The Epistemology of Resistance, OUP.
  • C. Redfern and K. Aune. 2013. Reclaiming the F Word!, Zed Publishers.
  • Made in Dagenham a film by Nigel Cole or On the Basis of Sex film by Leder.
  • Feminist Poetry Slam -
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ TEDx Talk or booklet version 2012. Anchor Books.
  • A. Gumbs, C. Martens and M. Williams. 2016. Mothering: Love on the Front Lines, PM Press.
  • Roma, Film by Alfonso Cuarón

On Race and Anti-racist politics:

  • L. M. Alcoff. 2015. The Future of Whiteness, Polity.
  • R. Diangelo. 2018. White Fragility, Penguin Random House.
  • K-Y. Talyor. 2016. From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation, Haymarket Books.
  • R. Eddo-Lodge. 2017. Why I’M No Longer Talking to White People, Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • J. Baldwin. 1955. Notes of a Native Son.
  • TN. Coates. 2015. Between the World and Me, Text publishing.
  • Toni Morrison. 1970. The Bluest Eye. Holt publishers.
  • Get Out! Film by Jordan Peele.
  • I am Not Your Negro, documentary by  Raoul Peck

On Class and Working Class Politics:

  • Evans and Tilly. 2017. The New Politics of Class, OUP.
  • A. Sillitoe. 1962. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, W.H Allen.
  • S. Todd. 2014. The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, John Murray.
  • L. Hanley. 2016. Crossing the Class Divide, Penguin.
  • J. D. Vance. 2016. Hillbilly Elegy, Harper Collins Publishers - and his critics
  • I, Daniel Blake a film by Ken Loach