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240531 SE Reproduction: Culture, Politics and Biomedicine (P4) (2020S)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung



max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 15.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Dienstag 16.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Mittwoch 17.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Donnerstag 18.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Montag 22.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Mittwoch 24.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Donnerstag 25.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Freitag 26.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course examines why human reproduction becomes a subject of culturally entrenched gender discrimination, biomedical and state control. The course is grounded in contemporary anthropological debates. It critically examines dimensions as wide ranging as conception, childbirth, infertility, abortion and population control to demographic security. The course interrogates how the 20th century gender bias in global population and reproductive politics continues to reverberate in the 21st century. Previous Medical Anthropology courses are recommended but not prerequisites, as the course welcomes students from a diversity of backgrounds to foster interdisciplinary learning.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

25% Attendance
25% Class participation
50% Final written assignment
Guidance on writing the assignment is provided.

Guidelines for the writing assignment:
Students are encouraged to write on a topic of their choosing. This should be discussed in advance with the course convener. You are encouraged to make a brief class presentation on the chosen topic.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The written assignment will be marked according to the following criteria:
1. Relevance: The relevance of the question chosen and the extent to which the assignment addresses the question set
2. Material Used: The substance of the assignment, that is, the selection and use of relevant material gained from a variety of sources. Evidence of reading as well as empirical facts and illustrations.
3. Argument: The extent to which the assignment sets out a clearly structured discussion and analysis of the issues raised. Evidence of clear and independent thinking (i.e., signs that you can weigh up evidence, think through and assess arguments for yourself).
4. Scholarship: Basic literacy, fluency and quality of presentation as well as scholarly attribution of references and use of notes.



Please note that these references are only a small part of the recommended readings. More references will be provided on Moodle and suggested in class. You are also encouraged to undertake topic specific searches in the library catalogue and e- journals such as Reproductive Health Matters, Medical Anthropology, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Sociology of Health and Illness, and Social Science and Medicine.
Recommended readings for the first session:
• Gill, Jungyun. 2016. Unequal Motherhoods and the Adoption of Asian Children: Birth, Foster, and Adoptive Mothers. Lexington Books.
• Ginsburg, F.D. and Rapp, R. (1995) Introduction: Conceiving the New World Order. In Ginsburg, F.D. and Rapp, R (ed) Conceiving the New World Order. Berkeley: University of California Press.
• Colen, S. (1995) "Like Mother to Them": Stratified Reproduction and West Indian Childcare Workers and Employers in New York. In Ginsburg, F.D. and Rapp, R (ed) Conceiving the New World Order. Berkeley: University of California Press.
• Hardon, A. (2006) Contesting Contraceptive Innovation: Reinventing the Script. Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 62 , 614-627.
• Martens, China; Gumbs, Alexis Pauline; Williams Mai A. 2016. Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. PM Press.
• McCormack, K. 2005. Stratified Reproduction and Poor Women?s Resistance, 5, pp - 660-679.
• Richie, B.E. 1999. The Social Construction of the "Immoral" Black Mother: Social Policy, Community Policing, and Effects on Youth Violence. In Clarke, A and Olesen, V.L. Revisioning Women, Health, and Healing: Feminist, Cultural, and Technoscience Perspectives. New York: Routledge.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21