When diversity becomes a problem : processes of ‘othering’ and building bridges Université Grenoble Alpes
Professionals in the field of development will undoubtedly be confronted with cultural differences that can be difficult to manage on a professional and an emotional level. However only too often differences are understood from the sole angle of culture and ethnicity, underestimating the impact of power assymmetry. This course will therefore start with a critique of Huntington's concepts of a clash of civilisations as an analytical framework to understand tensions and conflicts on a national and international level. After some field experiences in Grenoble, the class will critically analyse the idea of the incompatibility of cultures and will explore alternative frames of references drawing on the literature on race, class, gender and intersectionality.
Online Course Requirement
Course content can evolve at any time before the start of the course. It is strongly recommended to discuss with the course contact about the detailed program.
Please consider the following deadlines for inbound mobility to Grenoble:
- April 1st, 2020 for Full Year (September to June) and Fall Semester (September to January) intake ;
- September 1st, 2020 for Spring Semester intake (February – June).
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: Nadia LACHKAR