402505 VO Politics and Gender

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402505
VO Politics and Gender
VO 2
3,5
weekly
annually
English

Students have an in-depth knowledge of the most important movements of political scientific gender research and know how to analyse the category gender in interdependency with other categories – such as race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion/ideology, ability/disability or age – considering their historical development as well as their potential for change. Students are able to critically reflect different political theories – such as state, parties and election systems, economic, social, family, labour policies – as well as empirical research with regard to their explicit and implicit gender norms. They are informed about current results of empirical political scientific gender research and know how to assess political strategies of gender policies on a national, European and international level in a differentiated and individual way.

The interplay between gender and power is at the heart of feminist theory and practice. In this course we shall examine how "gender regimes" are socio-politically constituted not only at the microlevel of everyday practices, but also at the macrolevel where transnational institutions regulate the processes of gendering. We shall explore the connections between gender and power within the specific context of regional as well as global politics. The aim is to understand how gender relations are power relations. We will further investigate how thinking about gender and power from a transnational perspective allows us to redefine the nature and practice of feminist projects

Lecture and discussion

written exam

Mohanty, Chandra Talpade (2003): Feminism Without Borders. Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity, Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Crenshaw, Kimberlé W. (1991): Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color. In: Stanford Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 1241-1299.

Molyneux, Maxine /Razavi, Shahra (eds.) (2002): Gender Justice, Development, and Rights, Oxford: Oxford University Press

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