Syllabus for Gender Theory

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Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5GN010
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Gender Research A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2007-02-27
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-01-08
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Applies from: week 02, 2020
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
  • Responsible department: Centre for Gender Research

Decisions and guidelines

The centre for gender research is responsible for this course. This course is obligatory for students reading the Master's programme in the Humanities - Gender Studies.

Learning outcomes

Following successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Independently identify, discuss and critically relate to various theoretical debates about sex/gender.
  • Discuss gender studies theories and methods as developed through inter-disciplinary perspectives and with a global outlook.
  • Identify and problematize the ways in which sex/gender structures, and is structured in, culture, society and science based on different themes (for example) work, politics, family as well as masculinity, race and globalization.
  • Actively and independently participate in advanced seminar discussions and present advanced written and oral arguments in an independent and critical manner.

Content

Since the 1970s, theoretical developments in the field of Gender Studies have been both extensive and multi-faceted. Departing from feminist theory, this course aims to introduce major theoretical discussions about sex and gender, examine different understandings of these core concepts and how they intersect with other aspects of power and embodiment related to, among others, questions of race, sexuality and ability. During the course a selection of different theoretical perspectives are interrogated, problematized, and positioned in relation to one another to identify divergences and lines of development.

Instruction

The course is delivered through a series of lectures and/or seminars.

Assessment

Examination forms include active participation in the seminars; student-led seminars; and a written paper based on the theme of the course. All essays will undergo a plagiarism check.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University´s disability coordinator.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 32, 2020

Readling List Gender Theory

The reading list will be updated every year, at the latest 5 weeks before the course starts. From fall 2020 this list will be all in English.

Required reading

Additional recommended readings will be added

  • Ahmed, Sara Living a feminist life

    Durham: Duke University Press, 2017

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  • Ahmed, Sara A Phenomenology of Whiteness

    Part of:

    Feminist theory.

    vol. 8 (2007) nr. 2 s. 149-168

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  • Ahmed, Sara On Collective Feelings, or the Impressions Left by Others

    Part of:

    Theory, culture & society.

    vol. 20 (2004) nr. 1 s. 25-42

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  • Alarcon, Norma The Theoretical Subjects of This Bridge Called My Back and Anglo- American Feminism

    Part of:

    Anzaldúa, Gloria Making face, making soul : Haciendo caras : creative and critical perspectives by feminists of color

    1. ed.: San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, cop. 1990

    (1990) s. 356-366

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  • Arruzza, Cinzia; Bhattacharya, Tithi; Fraser, Nancy Feminism for the 99 percent : a manifesto

    London: Verso, 2019

    p. 1-59

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  • Cixous, Hélène The Laugh of the Medusa

    Part of:

    Signs : journal of women in culture and society

    Chicago, Ill.: Chicago U. P., 1975-

    vol. 1 (1976) nr. 4 s. 875-893

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  • Frye, Marilyn The politics of reality : essays in feminist theory

    Trumansburg, N.Y.: Crossing P., cop 1983

    p. 17-40 (23 pp) Available online. See course reading list.

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  • Hayward, Eva Spider city sex

    Part of:

    Women & performance : a journal of feminist theory

    New York, N.Y.: Women & Performance Project at the Dept. of Performance Studies, New York University/Tisch School of the Arts, 1983-

    vol. 20 (2010) nr. 3 s. 225-251

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  • Hemmings, Claire Affective solidarity : feminist reflexivity and political transformation

    Part of:

    Feminist theory.

    (2012) nr. 13 s. 147-161

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  • hooks, bell Teaching to transgress : education as the practice of freedom

    London: Routledge, 1994

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  • Jasbir, Puar K. Prognosis time : Towards a geopolitics of affect, debility and capacity

    Part of:

    Women & performance : a journal of feminist theory

    New York, N.Y.: Women & Performance Project at the Dept. of Performance Studies, New York University/Tisch School of the Arts, 1983-

    vol. 19 (2009) nr. 2 s. 161-172

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  • Lugones, Maria Playfulness, "World"-Travelling, and Loving Perception

    Part of:

    Hypatia

    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press,

    vol. 2 (1987) nr. 2 s. 3-19

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  • Paternotte, David; Kuhar, Roman 'Gender ideology' in movement : Introduction

    Part of:

    Kuhar, Roman; Paternotte, David Anti-gender campaigns in Europe : mobilizing against equality

    London: Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd., [2017]

    s. 1-22

    p. 1-22

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  • Serano, Julia. Whipping girl : a transsexual woman on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity

    Seattle, Wash.: Seal, 2007.

    Chap. 8 (33 pp)

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  • hooks, bell Feminist theory : from margin to center

    2. ed.: London: Pluto Press, cop. 2000

    Preface and chap. 1 (17 pp) Chap. 2 (14 pp) Available online. See course reading list.

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  • Franklin, Sarah Sexism as a Means of Reproduction: : Some Reflections on the Politics of Academic Practice

    Part of:

    New formations [Elektronisk resurs]

    London: Methuen, 1987-

    vol. 86 (2015) nr. 1

    p. 14-33

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  • McClintock, Anne Family feuds : gender, nationalism and the family

    Part of:

    Feminist review.

    p. 61-80 (19 pp)

    44, 1993, s. 61-80

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  • Freeman, Elizabeth Queer belongings: Kinship theory and queer theory

    Part of:

    Haggerty, George E.; McGarry, Molly A companion to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies

    Oxford: Blackwell, 2007

    (2007) s. 295-314

    p. 295-314 (19 pp)

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  • Fraser, Nancy Contradictions of capital and care

    Part of:

    New left review

    London: 1960-

    p. 99-117 (18 pp)

    2016, 100, s. 99-117

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  • Hartman, Saidya The Belly of the World: : A Note on Black Women's Labors

    Part of:

    Souls [Elektronisk resurs] : a critical journal of Black politics, culture, and society.

    Boulder, CO: Westview Press, c1999-

    vol. 18 (2016) nr. 1

    p. 166-173 (8 pp)

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  • On Being White: : Thinking Towards a Feminist Understanding of Race and Race Supremacy

    Part of:

    Frye, Marilyn The politics of reality : essays in feminist theory

    Trumansburg, N.Y.: Crossing P., cop 1983

    https://feminist-reprise.org/library/race-and-class/on-being-white-thinking-toward-a-feministunderstanding- of-race-and-race-supremacy/

    (19 pp)

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  • Bilge, Jennifer Intersectionality Undone: : Saving Intersectionality from Feminist Intersectionality Studies

    Part of:

    Du Bois Review [Elektronisk resurs]

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004-

    vol. 10 (2013) nr. 2

    p. 405-424 (19 pp)

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  • Nash, Jennifer C. Feminist originalism : intersectionality and the politics of reading

    Part of:

    Feminist theory

    Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2000-

    p. 3-20 (17 pp)

    2016(17):1, s. 3–20

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  • de los Reyes, Paulina Mulinari, Diana Hegemonic Feminism Revisited: : On the Promises of Intersectionality in Times of the Precarisation of Life

    Part of:

    NORA : Nordic journal of feminist and gender research

    Online article

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  • Haraway, Donna Jeanne The promises of monsters : a regenerative politics for inappropriate/d others

    Part of:

    Grossberg, Lawrence; Nelson, Cary; Treichler, Paula A. Cultural studies

    New York: Routledge, 1992

    p. 295-337 (42 pp)

    S. 295-338

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  • Styrker, Susan My Words to Victor Frankenstein above the village of Chamounix: : Performing transgender rage

    Part of:

    GLQ : a journal of lesbian and gay studies

    vol. 1 (1994) nr. 3

    p. 234-254 (14 pp)

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  • Cvetkovich, Ann Depression is ordinary : public feelings and Saidiya Hartman’s Lose your mother

    Part of:

    Feminist theory

    Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2000-

    p. 131-146 (15 pp)

    2012(13):2, s. 131–146

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  • Amin, Kadji Haunted by the 1990s: : Queer Theory's Affective Histories'

    Part of:

    Women's studies quarterly.

    vol. 44 (2016) nr. 3/4

    p. 173-189

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  • Ahmed, Sarah Feminist Killjoys (And Other Willful Subjects)

    Part of:

    S & F online [Elektronisk resurs]

    New York, NY: Barnard Center for Research on Women, [2003]-

    Online article

    vol. 8 (2010) nr. 3

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  • Hemmings, Clare Telling feminist stories

    Part of:

    Feminist theory

    Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2000-

    p. 115-139

    2005(6):2, s. 115-139

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