402505 VO Politics and Gender

summer semester 2019 | Last update: 14.10.2019 Place course on memo list
VO Politics and Gender
VO 2

Students will acquire well-grounded knowledge of the study of gender and politics and will be able to critically read and analyze current and cutting-edge contributions in the field. They will be acquainted with empirical facts about how gender matters in contemporary politics and will be able to critically examine the roll gender plays. Students will be encouraged to discuss relevant literature in the field of politics and gender and to reflect scientific discourses through the lenses of gender theories.

The content of the course is designed to involve the wide range discussion of the fields of gender and politics. An in depth knowledge about the main streamings of political science and gender research will be transmitted. The category gender will be analysed in interdependency to other categories – ethnicity, class, identity and sexual orientation – with respect to their historical background and their potential of change. The diverse range of political theories as well as the actual political topics with the feminist critique and discourses about them will be questioned with focus on their explicit and implicit gender norms.

Lecture and discussion

Written exam

Amalia Sa'ar: Postcolonial Feminism, the Politics of Identification, and the Liberal Bargain. Gender and Society, Vol. 19, No. 5 (Oct., 2005), pp. 680-700. Sage Publications, Inc. Monique Wittig: The Straight Mind: And Other Essays. Paperback.

Rosi Braidotti: The Posthuman. Paperback.




Interest in gender and politics is required

not applicable
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2019-03-28
14.00 - 17.45 SR 12 (Sowi) SR 12 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2019-03-29
09.00 - 11.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2019-04-11
14.00 - 17.45 Fakultätssitzungssaal Fakultätssitzungssaal Barrier-free Dr. Koc, Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Fri 2019-04-12
09.00 - 11.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2019-05-23
14.00 - 17.45 HS 2 (Sowi) HS 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2019-05-24
09.00 - 11.45 SR 2 (Sowi) SR 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2019-06-27
14.00 - 17.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2019-06-28
09.00 - 11.45 SR 8 (Sowi) SR 8 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2019-07-01
13.00 - 14.45 SR 4 (Sowi) SR 4 (Sowi) Barrier-free Klausur
Tue 2019-10-01
14.00 - 15.45 HS 3 (Sowi) HS 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free Klausur (Antritt II)
Mon 2019-11-18
14.00 - 15.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free Klausur Antritt III