SOC713 Social exclusion and inclusion

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Lucie Galčanová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Barbora Vacková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Ladislav Rabušic, CSc.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
No special requirements for enrolment in a course
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course introduce "new" concepts which dominate in the field of contemporary European social policy: social exclusion, social inclusion or social integration and social cohesion. The course consists of weekly thematic modules that typically include textbook and other readings. Students should read the assigned chapter in books and use the IS e-learning system to read the supplemental literature, which is available electronically in PDF format. At the turn of the twenty-first century the terms social cohesion, social exclusion, along with the term social inclusion, form a Bermuda Triangle in the discourse of the European Union that has swallowed up some of the traditional concepts – like class, inequality, or poverty – that had previously been used to describe the society of early and high modernity. This is a reflection of efforts to reinterpret the social problems of today's Europe in a language in which new concepts play a key rol Main objectives of this course can be summarized as follows: - Inform students about concepts social exclusion, social inclusion and social cohesion. - Inform students about problems both, excluded individuals and excluded communities. - Inform students about impact of these concepts on social policy. Complete bibliography is included in the detail syllabus which is placed in the IS e-learning system.
  • Lesson 1: Reality and its labels. Lesson 2: What the social problems are? How sociology treats them. Lesson 3: Integration, cohesion: values and risks. Lesson 4: Exclusion – how the contemporary European society defines it. Changes of its function in history. Lesson 5: Exclusion, inclusion, cohesion: discourse and reality. Lesson 6: Poverty and exclusion produced by poverty. Lesson 7: Labour market - does unite or divide us? Unemployment, marginalisation, flexibility, flexicurity. Lesson 8: Spatial exclusion and culture of poverty. Lesson 9: Strangers - different identities: social excluded groups and communities. Lesson 10: Migration - trends and problems. Lesson 11: Different approaches to integration and multiculture society in Europe. Lesson 12: Welfare state – redistributive strategy of inclusion. Lesson 13. Labour market – alternative strategy of inclusion.
    required literature
  • MAREŠ, Petr. Marginalizace, sociální exkluze (Social exclusion). In Menšiny a marginalizované skupiny v České republice. Brno: Masarykova univerzita a Georgtown, 2002. p. 9-21. Neuceden. ISBN 80-210-2791-6. info
    not specified
  • Sibley, D. 1997. Geographies of exlusion. Routledge.
  • • Gottdiener, M., Hutchison, R. 2006. The new urban sociology. Westview Press.
  • • Musil, J., Miller, J. 2008. „Vnitřní periferie v české republice jako mechanismus sociální exkluze.“ In Sociologicky časopis 44 (2): 321–348. (27)
  • Girtler, R. 2001. Okrajové sociální kultury. MU PF.
  • FERENČUHOVÁ, Slavomíra, Lucie GALČANOVÁ, Magdalena HLEDÍKOVÁ and Barbora VACKOVÁ. Město: proměnlivá ne/samozřejmost (CITY: In/Seizable Commonplace). 2007. info
  • FERENČUHOVÁ, Slavomíra, Michaela ŠULEŘOVÁ and Barbora VACKOVÁ. Sociální studia 2/2006: Město. Brno: FSS MU, 2006. info
  • The suburb reader. Edited by Kenneth T. Jackson - Becky M. Nicolaides - Andrew Wiese. New York: Routledge, 2006. xxii, 529. ISBN 0415945941. info
  • MILLER, Jaroslav. Uzavřená společnost a její nepřátelé : město středovýchodní Evropy (1500-1700). Vyd. 1. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2006. 463 s. ISBN 8071068055. info
  • The urban sociology reader. Edited by Jan Lin - Christopher Mele. New York: Routledge, 2005. ix, 363. ISBN 0415323436. info
  • KELLER, Jan. Dějiny klasické sociologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2004. 529 s. ISBN 8086429342. info
  • SAVAGE, Mike, Alan WARDE and Kevin WARD. Urban sociology, capitalism and modernity. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2003. xi, 242 s. ISBN 0-333-97160-4. info
  • Menšiny a marginalizované skupiny v České republice. Edited by Tomáš Sirovátka. Vyd. 1. Brno: Georgetown, 2002. 355 s. ISBN 80-86251-13-6. info
  • FOUCAULT, Michel. Dohlížet a trestat :kniha o zrodu vězení. Translated by Čestmír Pelikán. Praha: Dauphin, 2000. 427 s. ISBN 80-86019-96-9. info
  • BERGER, Peter L. and Thomas LUCKMANN. Sociální konstrukce reality :pojednání o sociologii vědění. Translated by Jiří Svoboda. 1. vyd. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 1999. 214 s. ISBN 80-85959-46-1. info
  • MAREŠ, Petr. Sociologie nerovnosti a chudoby (Sociology of Inequality and Poverty). Praha: SLON - Sociologické nakladatelství, 1999. 248 pp. ISBN 80-85850-61-3. info
Teaching methods
Each week's study will typically involve required readings and viewing of lecture materials. 3 home writings (essay, 1800 - 2000 characters each), class discussion
Assessment methods
Student will receive a final letter grade (A-F) for the semester based on final written test (based on 10 test and 1 open questions - 60% required).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
General note: Kurs je určen pro posluchače kombinovaného studia, a má proto specifický způsob vyuky.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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