930005 Gender, Globalization and Sustained Development

summer semester 2017 | Last update: 13.11.2017 Place course on memo list
Gender, Globalization and Sustained Development
SE 2

The students know about the world wide economic interrelationsships, the neoliberal processes of gloablization and their gender specific impacts; they can define relevant actors, dynamics and interests in the South and the North. We will explore feminist tools to analyse these complex structures and possible perspectives of action of international women's networks.

From a feminist perspective globalization and its current neoliberal pattern are seen as a world wide dominant process. We will discuss caracteristic features of the often contradictory tendencies of globalization and the unequal distribution of resources and possibilites of access, especially when comparing the countries of the South and those of the North and the impacts on gender relations. Examples of international women's networks we will described as alternatives, possibilities of resistance and ways of empowerment.

Inputs by the course teacher, discussions, presentations of selected topics, written assignement.

active participation, presentation, written assignement.

The World Bank 2011: World development report 2012. Gender Equality and Development, Washington DC

Eigelsreiter-Jashari, Gertrude 2004: Ökonomische Globalisierung und Geschlechterverhältnis, in dies.: Frauenwelten - Frauensolidarität. Reflexionen über Nord-Süd-Begegnungsreisen, Brandes & Apsel, Frankfurt am Mai, S. 15-50

Sassen, Saskia 1998: Überlegungen zu einer feministischen Analyse der globalen Wirtschaft, in: Prokla 111: Globalisierung und Gender, Berlin, S. 199-216

Wichterich, Christa 1999: Die globalisierte Frau. Berichte aus der Zukunft der Ungleichheit, Rowohlt, Reinbek

Young, Brigitte 1998: Politik und Ökonomie im Kontext von Globalisierung. Eine Geschlechterkritik, in: Kreisky/Sauer (Hg.): Geschlechterverhältnisse im Kontext politischer Transformation, PVS-Sonderheft, Opladen, S. 137-151

Further Literature will be indicated.


not applicable

for questions please contact the coordinator of the interdisciplinary study program gender-studies@uibk.ac.at.

Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2017-04-07
14.00 - 17.00 SR VI (Theologie) SR VI (Theologie) Barrier-free
Fri 2017-06-02
14.00 - 19.00 SR VI (Theologie) SR VI (Theologie) Barrier-free
Sat 2017-06-03
10.00 - 18.00 SR VI (Theologie) SR VI (Theologie) Barrier-free
Sat 2017-06-17
10.00 - 18.00 SR VI (Theologie) SR VI (Theologie) Barrier-free