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240117 VO+KO Einführung in Theorien und Methoden der Gender Studies (2009W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Die Anmeldung efolgt über uni-fem@univie.ac.at. bis 23.09.09

Details

Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 16.10. 18:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 30.10. 18:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 13.11. 18:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 27.11. 18:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 04.12. 18:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 11.12. 18:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 15.01. 18:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 29.01. 18:00 - 21:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This class gives an introductory overview on central terms and theories of gender studies. Starting with the role of women¿s movements for the formation of political and theoretical feminist concepts, important developments and theoretical concepts in the field of academic gender studies will be presented. Shifts of paradigms (like e.g. from 'women's studies' to 'gender studies' or the decentralisation of the category 'gender') will be described. Furthermore, more recent debates about intersectionality and queer theory will be discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students regularely have to read texts for the sessions and have to discuss respectively work with them in class. Apart from reading the texts and engaging in the discussions in class, small written research exercises and a final test will be taken into account for grading.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim of this class is to learn about central terms and theses of gender studies. Historical contexts of concepts as well as developments, changes and critiques of certain theories will be described. This means that central theories shall be introduced in a way that makes it possible to reflect developments and question hegemonic narratives within gender studies.

Examination topics

In this class will be every second week and last for three hours. The central themes of the class we first be described and explained by the lecturer, followed by discussions of basic texts by all students. Students regularely have to read texts for the sessions and will discuss respectively work with them in class.

Reading list

u.a. Auzüge aus folgenden Werken:
-) Beauvoir, Simone de (1968): Das andere Geschlecht. Sitte und Sexus der Frau, Hamburg (Orig. 1949)
-) Butler, Judith (1991) Das Unbehagen der Geschlechter, Frankfurt am Main
-) hooks, bell (1981): Ain't I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism, Boston
-) Harding, Sandra (1999): Feministische Wissenschaftstheorie. Zum Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und sozialem Geschlecht, Hamburg
-) Hark, Sabine, Dissidente Partizipation. Eine Diskursgeschichte des Feminismus, Frankfurt am Main 2005
-) Mayreder, Rosa, Die Tyrannei der Norm, in: Dies., Zur Kritik der Weiblichkeit. Essays, Wien 1998 (Orig. 1905): 79-92.
-) Mohanty, Chandra Talpade (1988): Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses: Feminist Review, Vol 30: 61-88
-) Walters, Susanne Danuta (1996): From Here to Queer: Radical Feminism, Postmodernism and the Lesbian Menace (or, Why Can¿t a Woman Be More Like a Fag?), in: Signs. Journal for Women and Culture and Society Vol. (4): 830-869.
-) West, Candace / Zimmerman, Don H. (1991): ¿Doing Gender¿, in: Farrell, J. / Lorber, S.A. (eds.): The Social Construction of Gender, Newbury Park / London: Sage: 13-37
-) Wollstonecraft, Mary (1792): A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, London [u.a.] (Orig: 1789)

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