Universität Wien FIND

210126 SE M8: Gender and Politics (2019W)

Women's movements as part of the political: against gender bias in movement research

9.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 40 participants
Language: German

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 16.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 30.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 06.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 13.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 20.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 27.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 04.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 11.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 08.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 15.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 22.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 29.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Women's movements have transformed political institutions in the last century through collective mobilization and continue to shape political discourses across the globe. The first part of the seminar addresses two gaps in research. For a long time, mainstream political science neglected the study of women's movement, as the disciplinary focus was primarily on traditional political institutions, from which women were previously excluded and in which they are unequally represented to this day. Similarly, the growing field of research of social movements has long neglected the importance of gender relations for the emergence and development of movements. These two gaps are treated critically on the basis of seminal texts by feminist (political) scholars. In the second part of the seminar, the issue of normativity in movement research is addressed. Contrary to the liberal notion of civil society as an autonomous area, case studies show that some (e.g. right-wing, conservative) women's movements can actively contribute to the dismantling of women's rights. The aim of the course is familiarize political science students with political science research and methods on social movements, especially women's movements.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance (students may not be absent more than 2x)
Reading the basic texts (will be uploaded on Moodle)
Submission of a total of four assignments in form of text summaries (three pages each; Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1.5)
Oral Input + handout: In the classes on 15 january and 22 January, students will give an oral presentation (20-25 minutes) in groups of 4 to 5 people in which they will discuss a question and/or an empirical case based on at least two readings of their choice
Submission of a term paper: The term paper (Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1.5) will be 15 pages long. The research question and the table of contents of the term paper must be discussed in advance with the course instructor.

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