This course will provide students with an insight into the rich history of feminist anthropology, as well as its current developments and debates. On the one hand, we will explore the opportunities and challenges that a feminist perspective can bring to anthropological research and analysis. On the other hand, we will discuss the ways in which the feminist project might benefit from an ethnographic way of researching and understanding the world. The articles, essays, and book chapters that we read will touch on the different ways in which the intersection between gender, race, ethnicity, economics, class, location, and sexual preference produce different experiences for people both within and across cultures. Core themes include the intersection between gender and kinship, experiences and performances of femininity and masculinity, queer theory, the body and embodiment, and the politics of reproduction.
Gender Studies, Ethnologie
Universitäre Hochschulen (UH)