402506 SE Politics and Gender

summer semester 2017 | Last update: 02.02.2017 Place course on memo list
402506
SE Politics and Gender
SE 2
4
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.

Previous nation-bound models are being replaced by transnational approaches that draw on the knowledge and experiences of women and about gender in a global perspective. In this seminar we will study how transnational feminist organizing moves away from the 'global sisterhood' position. Herein power is understood to be global in its reach, to have multiple sources and to take many forms even as these diverse forms of power interact, manifesting themselves in context-specific ways to produce particular conjunctures of oppression. Through reading of major texts in transnational feminist studies, we will critically evaluate the relationship between women and nation; between gender justice and globalization; and between feminist theory and practice. The objective of this class is to explore the challenges and future of transnational feminist theory.

Close reading of texts, class presentations, class discussions

Class presentation, Term paper

Grewal, Inderpal /Kaplan, Caren (eds.) (1994): Scattered Hegemonies. Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Mohanty, Chandra Talpade /Russo, Ann /Torres, Lourdes (eds.) (1991): Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism, Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Davis, Angela Y. (1983): Women, Race, and Class, New York: Vintage Books.

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15.03.2017
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Date Time Location
Wed 2017-03-15
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-03-22
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-03-29
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-04-05
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-04-26
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-05-03
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-05-10
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-05-17
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-05-24
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-05-31
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-06-07
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-06-14
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-06-21
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-06-28
16.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free