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58984-01 - Seminar: Women and War: Gender, Race and the Politics of Militarism 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Elizabeth Mesok (elizabeth.mesok@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course examines scholarship on gender, sexuality, and race within a multitude of feminist disciplines in order to suggest productive interventions in analyses of women and militarism. Refuting essentialized notions of womanhood as passive, peaceful, and submissive, this class encourages students to move beyond thinking about what women and men do in war, and instead consider how gender and race are constructs that are instrumental in, and constituted by, processes of militarism. In the Part I of the course, students will be introduced to feminist security studies and feminist international relations theory; transnational, decolonial, and antimilitarist feminist theory; and feminist ethnographic approaches to the study of war and militarism. These interdisciplinary methods will set the stage for the discussions for the rest of the semester. Part II of the course will exam topics related to gender, race, and war, whereas Part III will focus on gender, race, and security, with an understanding that such a clean distinction between war and security is never fully possible. Topics covered will include women as agents of violence, masculinities, sexual violence, the deployment of humanitarian and feminist discourse for militarism, the ‘global war on terror,’ and the newly emergent Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism agenda. This course is not an exhaustive examination of the topic, but rather will offer students the chance to employ various feminist methodologies in order to think critically about topics related to gender, race, and militarism.
Bemerkungen This course will be held digitally, with Zoom meetings held at the designated time. Despite the online format, student participation in the course is required. Students should ensure they have the internet capabilities required to participate in the course.


Teilnahmebedingungen The number of students will be limited to 25. Priority will be given to students of Gender Studies and Cultural Anthropology.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


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Module Modul: Conflicts and Peacebuilding (Master Studiengang: Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Themenfelder der Geschlechterforschung (Bachelor Studienfach: Geschlechterforschung)
Modul: Vertiefung Themenfelder der Geschlechterforschung (Master Studienfach: Geschlechterforschung)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Students are required to give one class presentation and complete one written assignment. Active student participation during Zoom meetings is required.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Gender Studies