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Student for a Day - Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

21 May 2019

Are you interested in studying the international bachelor's programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology? Do you want to know more about what it is like to study at Leiden University? Be a Cultural Anthropology and Development Student for a Day! By attending a lecture with a current anthropology student, you can learn all the ins-and-outs of this programme. 

Diversity and Power

During this lecture, we will focus on discourse, power, and resistance against anti-discrimination measures. This lecture is part of the course Diversity and Power and aims to introduce students to the anthropology and sociology of diversity. The starting point must obviously be how anthropology has studied differences between human beings over the past two centuries, and the extent to which the humanist principle of equality has determined policies designed to manage such differences. This course therefore directs attention primarily to race, culture, nation, class and gender, although the same lessons are applied to religion and ethnicity too. The anthropology of diversity begins with the observation that race, class and gender are first and foremost socio-cultural classifications, and that such categories connect power and diversity because they give shape to the infrastructures that make up societies – division of labour and wealth between different groups of citizens and between social spheres such as the public, the economy, and the household.

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Are you excited about this lecture? Sign up for the Student for a Day programme. Fill out the form and we will contact you as soon as possible! 

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