War and Feminism

Aus Iaawiki

Sommersemester 2019

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Course Information
Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154650 War and Feminism - Blockseminar 2 PS Fr 21.06. & 05.07.19
12:15 - 19:00

Sa 22.06 & 06.07.19
09:00 - 14:00

R. 0.406 Twardowska
Course Description

In Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link, Cynthia Enloe writes about curiosity as something that “involves exploring, questioning – refusing to take something for granted. One is not curious about the things one takes for granted.” The aim of this course is therefore to examine most recent debates on the complex relationship between war, militarism and gender by contemporary feminist scholars. Using gender as a category of analysis, we will first look at traditional approaches to and understanding of war, conflict, militarism, militarization and also peace and security. However, we will move beyond discussing solely the role of women in the military or women as victims of conflict-related sexual violence, but focus on female agency, women’s activism and participation. We will analyze the intersectionality and complexity of gender issues and explore the gendered dynamics of war as well as different gendered identities and subjectivities that are at the core of the human experience on both sides of a conflict. We will also take a broader international/transnational/global perspective to discuss issues in the fields of globalization, international politics and women’s/human rights.

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Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:
PO vor WS 16/17:
  • Kern: 1c, 2abc, 3abc
  • Komp: 1b, 2cd
Komp: 2a
PO ab WS 16/17:
  • Kern: 1c, 2abc, 3a
  • Komp: 1b, 2c
Komp: 2a