197.027 (20S) From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame

Sommersemester 2020

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Erster Termin der LV
11.03.2020 15:00 - 16:00 , HS 7
Nächster Termin:
11.05.2020 14:30 - 17:30 , HS 5

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LV-Titel englisch
From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
10 (30 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
11.03.2020
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

This course aims to put contemporary manifestations of feminist activism with which you maybe familiar, such as #MeToo, into broader historical, geopolitical andtheoretical context. It will provide a critical, situatedintroduction to the complex anddiverse feminist movement as it has developed over time and space, and explorethe relationship of feminist theory and activism to broader social movementstruggles and to the theorisation of social movements as a political form.

At the end of this course, you should be able to: 

·        Identify both the continuities andchanges between current and past feminist struggles;

·        Demonstrate an understanding of howfeminism has developed as a social movement: in diverse ways in differentcontexts; out of other movements; and at the transnational level;

·        Assess feminist contributions tosocial movement theory and practice more broadly;

·        Situate and explain instances ofresistance to #MeToo and other contemporary feminist campaigns. 

Lehrmethodik

This is a seminar-based course, intended to maximise effective studentparticipation. You will be expected to prepare for each session by reading thetext specified - this may be an introductory textbook chapter, a classic orcutting-edge scholarly article or a campaigning piece by a feministorganisation. You will be expected to participate by joining in the discussionabout that text as well as about other excerpts and visual sources introducedduring the seminar session. The discussion will be structured around keyquestions supplied in advance, and you will also be welcome to bring your ownquestions about the reading and the topic, and to reflect on your ownlife-experience. Seminar sessions will vary in their format, using a variety ofsmall group and large group techniques, and student presentations, in order tosustain interest and maximise everyone’s involvement. Critical evaluation of course material andtopics will be strongly encouraged.

Inhalt/e

The last few years has seen a surge of popular and high-profilefeminist mobilisations, from the ‘Black Protests’ against banning abortion inPoland to the Women’s March against US President Donald Trump, and from the viral#MeToo campaign against sexual harassment and assault to the spread of the Chileananthem ‘A Rapist in your Path’. This course helps to make sense of such phenomena- their dynamics, their limitations and their potential - by contextualisingthem as the most recent manifestations of a much longer and more far-reachingsocial movement struggle. We begin by thinking about and documenting feminismas a social movement, paying particular attention to how we conceptualise its historicaldynamics over time, its spread around the world, and the development oftransnational feminist connections. We will then interrogate the sometimessymbiotic, sometimes conflictual relationship of feminism to a range of othersocial movements, past and present, before considering the ways in whichfeminism has responded to some of the challenges facing contemporary strugglesfor progressive change, including a resurgent right-wing backlash. The course is taught in two blocks, over two separate weeks, and the topicsare likely to be as follows, with some possible refinements nearer the time ofdelivery:

 

First block: #MeToo in a broader feminist context

1.       Theorising feminism as a social movement

2.      Contemporary feminist mobilisations

3.      Feminism over time: movement ‘waves’

4.      Feminism in a global frame: nationaland regional diversity 

5.       Transnational feminist organizing: the UN Decade, Beijing and beyond

 

Second block: Feminism in a broader movement context

6.       Feminist theorisations of social movements as gendered phenomena

7.      Feminist roots in other movements: abolition,anticolonialism, civil rights

8.      Feminist interventions in othermovements: the global justice movement and #Occupy

9.       Feminism and current movement dynamics: institutionalization,neoliberalism and hashtags

10.     Against feminism: Counter-mobilisation, from anti-suffragismto #HimToo

Erwartete Vorkenntnisse

none

Literatur

A full syllabus will be provided, the following readings are indicative only:

 

Alexander, M. J. and C.T. Mohanty (1997) Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures, London and New York: Routledge.

Bulbeck, C. (1991) ‘Hearing the Difference: First and Third World Feminisms’, Asian Studies Review, 15(1), pp. 77-91.

Calvini-Lefebvre, M, et al (2010) Rethinking the History of Feminism, Women: A Cultural Review, 21(3): 247-250

Dean, J. and K. Aune (2015) Feminism Resurgent? Mapping Contemporary Feminist Activism in Europe, Social Movement Studies, 14 (4): 375-395.

Dhamoon, R. (2013) Feminisms. In G. Waylen et al, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Dongchao, M (2005) Awakening Again: Travelling Feminism in China in the 1980s, Women’s Studies International Forum, 28 (4): 274-288.

Eschle, C. and B. Maiguashca (2010) Making Feminist Sense of the Global Justice Movement, Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.

Hemmings, C. (2005). Telling feminist stories. Feminist Theory, 6(2), 115–139.

Jayawaradena, K. (1986) Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World, London: Zed Books

Moghadam, V. (2015) Transnational Feminism in L. J. Shepherd (ed) Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations, 2nd edition, London and New York: Routledge, pp 331-345.

Roy, S. (2012) New South Asian Feminisms: Paradoxes and Possibilities, London: Zed Books.

Taylor, V & L. Rupp (2002) Loving Internationalism: The Emotion Culture of Transnational Women’s Organizations, 1888-1945. Mobilization 7 (2): 141-158

Tinker, I. and J. Jaquette (1987) UN Decade for Women: Its Impact and Legacy. World Development, 15 (3): 419-427

Walby, S. (2002) Feminism in a Global Era, Economy and Society, 31 (3): 533-557

Whittier, N. (2013) Gender and Social Movements. In D. A. Snow et al (eds) The Wiley‐Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, Wiley and sons.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

In order to foster ongoing engagement and active learning, formal assessment for this class will include:

· Attendance at/participation in seminar meetings

· One response paper of around 1500 words long: this will be submitted online within a week of the end of the first block. You will write a personal, considered reaction to three of the five seminar readings from the first block, identifying their core arguments, assessing their strengths and weaknesses and considering their similarities and divergences. You will be aided by a set of guiding questions. This activity is intended to develop your techniques for active, critical reading and note-taking, as well as encouraging you to develop your own, informed opinions in relation to class themes.

· One analytical essay of around 2500 words long: this will be submitted online by the end of July. You will choose from a selection of questions relating to the second block of the seminar. To answer the question, you must draw on 5-8 academic sources from the longer syllabus, and structure your material so it flows logically and leads to a clear answer to the question asked; your answer should demonstrate good understanding of course material and a capacity for critical analysis and evaluation of the sources.

Prüfungsinhalt/e

Thetopics assessed in the coursework will be drawn from those described in the course overview.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

The final grade will be made up of a mark for attendance and participation (20%), response paper (30%) and essay (50%). The grading scheme will comply with theusual grading scheme for degree programmes at the University. 

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelorstudium Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft (SKZ: 642, Version: 16W.1)
    • Fach: Frauen und Geschlechterforschung (Wahlfach)
      • Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Doktoratsprogramm Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development (SKZ: ---, Version: 16W.1)
    • Fach: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development (Pflichtfach)
      • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development ( 0.0h XX / 0.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Besonderer Studienbereich Besonderer Studienbereich Friedensstudien (SKZ: 900, Version: 05S)
    • Fach: Erweiterungsbereich (Freifach)
      • Weitere anrechnungsfähige LVs aus anderen Studienplänen ( 0.0h / 0.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Germanistik im interkulturellen Kontext / Laurea Specialistica in Letteratura e Cultural Austriaca (SKZ: 814, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (Wahlfach)
      • 5.1 Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung / Feministische Literaturwissenschaft ( 0.0h VC,PS,VO / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Besonderer Studienbereich Wahlfach-Studium Feministische Wissenschaft - Gender Studies (SKZ: 600b, Version: 04W)
    • Fach: Lebensräume (Pflichtfach)
      • Lebensräume ( 2.0h VU, VK / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft (SKZ: 645, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Feministische Wissenschaft/Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
      • 5.2 Lehrveranstaltungen aus dem Lehrangebot Feministische Wissenschaft/ Gender Studies ( 0.0h VO/PS/KS/SE/VP/VC/VS / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft (SKZ: 645, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Feministische Wissenschaft/Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
      • LVs aus dem Lehrangebot Feministische Wissenschaft/ Gender Studies ( 0.0h VO/PS/KU/SE/VP/VK/VS / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Schulpädagogik (SKZ: 545, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung
        • Feministische Wissenschaft/Genderstudies ( 6.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
          • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Erwachsenen- und Berufsbildung (SKZ: 847, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung
        • Feministische Wissenschaft/Genderstudies ( 6.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
          • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Integrationspädagogik (SKZ: 846, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung
        • Feministische Wissenschaft/Genderstudies ( 6.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
          • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Psychologie (SKZ: 640, Version: 11W.4)
    • Fach: Feministische Wissenschaften/Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
      • WEW5.2 Feministische Wissenschaften/Gender Studies ( 0.0h LV / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Psychologie (SKZ: 840, Version: 12W.4)
    • Fach: Vertiefung Feministische Wissenschaften/Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
      • Vertiefung Feministische Wissenschaften/Gender Studies ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Doktoratsstudium Doktoratsstudium der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften (SKZ: 300, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Studienleistungen gem. § 3 Abs. 2a des Curriculums (Pflichtfach)
      • Studienleistungen gem. § 3 Abs. 2a des Curriculums ( 0.0h XX / 80.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Slawistik (SKZ: 650, Version: 17W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 9.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Slawistik (SKZ: 650, Version: 05W.4)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 18.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Slawistik (SKZ: 850, Version: 17W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Slawistik (SKZ: 850, Version: 11W.2)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Erweiterungscurriculum Gender Studies (Version: 16W.1)
    • Fach: Vertiefende LVs der Gender Studies (Pflichtfach)
      • Seminar oder Proseminar Gender ( 0.0h PS,SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 197.027 From suffrage to #metoo: Feminism and Social Movement Politics in a Global Frame (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)

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