Lecture: Online-Seminar: Anthropology of Gender - Details
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Course name Lecture: Online-Seminar: Anthropology of Gender
Course number BA: SE_II (B)
Semester WS 2020/21
Current number of participants 35
maximum number of participants 60
Home institute Ethnologie/Kulturvergleichende Soziologie
Courses type Lecture in category Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen
First date Wednesday, 11.11.2020 15:30 - 17:00


Introduction, Histographies of Feminism, Probing the Universal Male Dominance, Gender and Family, Questioning Interpretive Frameworks, Do Muslim Women Need Saving?, Performative Act of Gender, Economic Perspective: production and reproduction, Masculinity: macho, Gender and Body, Black Feminism, Transgender

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No room preference
Wednesday: 15:30 - 17:00, weekly


The aim of this course is to examine the most important historical and contemporary debates in the anthropology of gender. The focus is on the universal principles underlying male dominance (e.g. nature/culture; domestic/public); a further focus is on the relationships between gender, gender and sexuality. Once we have studied these aspects, we will look at how gender articulates with other forms of difference such as race, class and nation. We will then look at gender-specific perspectives of power, at the interaction of agency and structure in the production of femininity and masculinity. The subsequent seminars will deal with questions of cultural representation and cultural expression; gender and body politics; feminist positionalities, methods and ethics. The final session will deal with feminist transnational activism and transgender theory and activism. In this course, we will not only examine various debates in gender anthropology, but also explore how qualitative methods of ethnographic research further diversify our research and produce knowledge in gender studies
Henrietta Moore. 1988. Feminism and Anthropology. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Micaela Di Leonardo, ed. 1991. Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Irma McClaurin, ed. 2001. Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory, Politics, Praxis and Poetics. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
Studienleistung: Wird in der ersten Stunde bekannt gegeben.
Modulleistung: Hausarbeit
Besonderheiten: Der Kurs wird auf Englisch unterrichtet. Alle Studien- und Modulleistungen werden auf Englisch erbracht.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Beschränkte Teilnehmendenanzahl: Seminar: Anthropology of Gender".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats will be assigned in order of enrolment.