408082 PS Life World, Life Forms: Individual and Society 1: Nationalism and Gender - Challenges to Intersectionality

summer semester 2017 | Last update: 02.05.2017 Place course on memo list
408082
PS Life World, Life Forms: Individual and Society 1: Nationalism and Gender - Challenges to Intersectionality
PS 2
5
Block
annually
German

Students acquire the ability to reproduce the essential theoretical approaches of interpretative sociology and to explain their basic terminology. Moreover, they know how to describe current topic areas and research perspectives of cultural social analyses. They are able to critically discuss constructions of identity in the context of social relationships of misjudgement and recognition based on sociological identity theories and theoretical impulses from related fields. They know how to identify and authentically reproduce central theses and lines of reasoning. Moreover, they are able to apply theoretical concepts to empirical phenomena.

In this course we will analyze the complex topic of nationalism – both historical and contemporary – from a gender-theoretical perspective. First, we will deal with different concepts of nation and state and ask how they are related to gender. Then we will have a close look on how current right-wing extremist parties and movements in Europe merge their nationalist project with gendered discourse. We will analyze how the strict gender binarity is used in order to maintain the nation. A third aspect touched in the course is the concept of „homonationalism“ with which we will deal critically.

 

Close reading of texts, work in small groups, short presentations and text commentaries, discussion

attendance and active involvement in the course text summaries and final paper (about 10 pages)

Nira Yuval-Davis, Geschlecht und Nation, Emmendingen: verlag die brotsuppe 2001

Ursula Birsl (Hg.): Rechtsextremismus und Gender, Opladen: Budrich 2011

Jasbir Puar: Homonationalism and Biopolitics, in: Dies.: Terrorist Assemblages. Homonationalism in Queer Times, Durham NC: Duke Univ. Press 2007

positive completion of the compulsory module according to § 5 Para 1 No 2.

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Date Time Location
Fri 2017-06-09
13.00 - 18.00 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2017-06-10
10.00 - 18.00 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2017-06-23
13.00 - 18.00 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2017-06-24
10.00 - 18.00 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free