Universität Wien FIND

240209 VO Theories and Methodics (2019W)

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max. 80 participants
Language: German

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 04.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 18.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 18.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 25.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 15.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 15.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 22.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 29.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 13.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 10.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 10.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 24.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 31.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Friday 31.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Theories and methods build the base of all knowledge production. Fundamental epistemological implications result from the why and how of our practices. Being able to assess, locate, criticize and contextualize these brings with it the ability to position oneself independently within larger research settings. Due to the interdisciplinary approach, the field of Gender Studies draws on a number of different epistemological, theoretical and methodological approaches. This lecture addresses these basics and provides a frame in that allows to understand which approaches are suitable for which research questions and why.

As part of the course, we will touch on several theoretical concepts of knowledge production: Post/Positivism, Materialism, Critical Theory, Post/Structuralism, De/Constructivism, Situated Knowledge, Feminist Ethics, Intersectionality, Postcolonialism, Participatory Research, Design and Speculation. Each session presents paradigmatic, ontological, epistemological and methodological foundations and then translates them into methods. We will also engage in an interactive critique of recent studies and publications to exemplify different questions as well as their potentials and limits. Within the framework of each lecture, a handbook will be developed on the basis of individual positions on the topic, which can serve as an individual reference for further study (or just for the exam).

If required, the course can also be held in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Examinations can be taken orally or in writing, depending on preference, but in general within a fixed period of about one week at the end of each semester and at the beginning, middle and end of the following semester. Only the individually prepared handbook is permitted as an aid (in addition to any aids establishing access).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At least 50% of achievable points.

Examination topics

All the contents of the lecture plus selected literature.

Reading list

tbd.

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Last modified: Th 07.11.2019 11:08