930005 SE Reading Seminar Political Gender Studies

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 09.03.2021 Place course on memo list
SE Reading Seminar Political Gender Studies
SE 2

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.

Within current feminist debates, a new materialism relating to gendered economic inequalities, biotechnological developments and environmental issues have been controversially discussed in the last years. Due to that ‘material turn’, the course will focus on gender-specific analyses in Political Science that combine new Marxist and material(ist) insights with knowledge from Postcolonial, Queer/LGBTIQ, trans* and feminist critiques of Science. Centering research on climate change, we will read and discuss different feminist approaches and examine how gendered relations, bodies/embodiment, and natures are constructed. The guiding question through the course is: how to think the Material/Natural/Biological together with the Social and the Political without reproducing intersectionally gendered hierarchies, inequalities, and oppression. 

The seminar is taking place as a digital reading course. During the online sessions we will together work through, analyze and discuss important arguments of the basic texts. Each of the participants (as individual or in a group of two) is responsible for one text + topic, thus has to prepare a presentation + a handout. Each student will also be responsible for facilitating a discussion on a basic text in class.

  • Attendance and active participation
  • Presentation (PPP), handout (max. 2 pages), and facilitating a discussion in class (25 min.)
  • Essay (5-7 pages) about one of the course’s topics.
    Deadline: 25.08.2021 midnight to loew@em.uni-frankfurt.de
    Guidelines for writing an essay will be accessible on OLAT.

see OLAT.


For more information please contact the coordinator of the Interdisciplinary studies program "Gender, Culture and Social Change" gender-studies@uibk.ac.at

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Date Time Location
Fri 2021-04-16
16.00 - 17.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online Vorbesprechung
Fri 2021-06-04
13.00 - 18.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Sat 2021-06-05
10.00 - 17.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Fri 2021-06-25
13.00 - 18.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Sat 2021-06-26
10.00 - 15.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online