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143256 VO Feminist Africa (2020W)

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Language: German

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Friday 09.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 23.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 06.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 20.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 04.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 18.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 15.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this lecture is to familiarize students with feminist debates and concepts across Africa. We will discuss texts from literature, philosophy, gender studies, literary and cultural studies. The following topics will be treated on the basis of selected authors and texts, based on the according book chapter in Graness A., M. Kopf and M. Kraus "Feministische Theorie aus Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika"
- Criticism of "Western" feminism and the search for new names (Womanism, Stiwanism, Nego-Feminism)
- Afrocentric approaches and the criticism of the universalizability of gender theory (Oyèronké Oyèwùmi, Nkiru Nzegwu)
- Violence against women in the post-colonial context; radical feminism and the criticism of the depoliticization of gender (Amina Mama, Desiree Lewis; Yvonne Vera)
- Positions on sexuality and desire (Patricia McFadden, Sylvia Tamale)
- Queer concepts, analyses and responses to (post)colonial heteronormativity (Stella Nyanzi, Awino Okech)
- Concepts of ecological and spiritual healing and the search for a new ethics (Wangari Maathai, Mary Kinyanjui, Micere Mugo and Rebeka Njau)

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Independent reading of the basic texts is a requirement for the successful completion of the lecture.

Examination topics

Lecture and the basic texts covered in the lecture

Reading list

- Anke Graneß, Martina Kopf und Magdalena Kraus: "Feministische Theorie aus (Wien: facultas 2019), insb. Kap. 2 "Schwarzer Feminismus, Womanismus, Intersektionalität", Kap. 3 "Feministische Theorie aus Afrika" und Kap. 6 "Ökofeminismus"
- Will be communicated at the beginning of the semester

Association in the course directory

ÜAL 1/1, ÜAL 1/2, ÜAL 2/1, ÜAL 2/2, SAL/A, SAL/B, SAG/B, MA: SAL.VO1, SAL.VO2, SAG.VO,.2
EC-148, EC-647

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