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Kroppar på fel plats: en undersökning om rasifierade studenters erfarenheter av humaniora

Mosalli, Shifte LU (2017) GNVK02 20171
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
In this thesis I interview four racialized humanities students. I do so to understand how the academic room is oriented towards whiteness and to examine how the interviewees experience and handle experiences of racialization in the humanities. My purpose is to shed light on these experiences from an intersectional perspective. In doing so I want to reach an understanding of power structures within academia. To do so I am using Sara Ahmeds phenomenology, the terms orientations and feminist killjoy. I am also using Beverly Skeggs version of Bourdieus class theory. I find that the academic room is oriented towards whiteness in several ways, for instance through a consciousness-discourse. I also find that even though the experiences vary, all... (More)
In this thesis I interview four racialized humanities students. I do so to understand how the academic room is oriented towards whiteness and to examine how the interviewees experience and handle experiences of racialization in the humanities. My purpose is to shed light on these experiences from an intersectional perspective. In doing so I want to reach an understanding of power structures within academia. To do so I am using Sara Ahmeds phenomenology, the terms orientations and feminist killjoy. I am also using Beverly Skeggs version of Bourdieus class theory. I find that the academic room is oriented towards whiteness in several ways, for instance through a consciousness-discourse. I also find that even though the experiences vary, all the interviewees knew that they where in a vulnerable position. But having the right habitus could help them handle their vulnerabilty. Furthermore their bodies where in different ways positioned outside of academia and their presence in academia caused what I term as white nervosity amongst the white students. This thesis also shows, using Nancy Hartsocks notion of a feminist standpoint, that the interviewees, since they are organized in a separatist group, are not afraid to show resistance and to make white bodies uncomfortable. (Less)
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Mosalli, Shifte LU
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GNVK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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akademin, rasifiering, fenomenologi, Beverly Skeggs, feminist killjoy
language
Swedish
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8916344
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2017-06-19 09:38:48
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  abstract     = {In this thesis I interview four racialized humanities students. I do so to understand how the academic room is oriented towards whiteness and to examine how the interviewees experience and handle experiences of racialization in the humanities. My purpose is to shed light on these experiences from an intersectional perspective. In doing so I want to reach an understanding of power structures within academia. To do so I am using Sara Ahmeds phenomenology, the terms orientations and feminist killjoy. I am also using Beverly Skeggs version of Bourdieus class theory. I find that the academic room is oriented towards whiteness in several ways, for instance through a consciousness-discourse. I also find that even though the experiences vary, all the interviewees knew that they where in a vulnerable position. But having the right habitus could help them handle their vulnerabilty. Furthermore their bodies where in different ways positioned outside of academia and their presence in academia caused what I term as white nervosity amongst the white students. This thesis also shows, using Nancy Hartsocks notion of a feminist standpoint, that the interviewees, since they are organized in a separatist group, are not afraid to show resistance and to make white bodies uncomfortable.},
  author       = {Mosalli, Shifte},
  keyword      = {akademin,rasifiering,fenomenologi,Beverly Skeggs,feminist killjoy},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kroppar på fel plats: en undersökning om rasifierade studenters erfarenheter av humaniora},
  year         = {2017},
}