After completion of this courses, students are able to:|
A) understand, analyse, evaluate, and apply insights from scholarship on gender and social inclusion and social exclusion;
B) conduct a limited individual research project interpreting new material collected and co-created with one (or more) research-partner(s) involved in a social and political intervention;
C) demonstrate ability to apply critical and independent thinking in political and activist contexts and therefore able to write a 'management summary' or 'policy recommendation' directed at professional and/or activist actors in the field studied;
D) reflect on connections between feminist activism and research projects addressing social inclusion and social exclusion.
'I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in' Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own (1929)|
Gender scholars have shown how social inclusion and social exclusion are gendered and how this gendering intersects with other forms of in- and exclusion. In this research seminar, students explore several feminist research traditions that aspire to make a societal difference, theories on social reproduction, feminist participatory action research and oral history, studies on affective, intimate or caring labour. Question guiding the discussion will be: in what ways may gender scholars contribute to social and political feminist interventions (whether via activism, via alternative living or via policy design)? What can critical researchers achieve when working closely with non-academic partners from social and political activism, ngo's, private companies or state institutions?
In this research seminar students will work on these questions by (1) reading, discussing and writing about examples of feminist research about social in- and exclusion, and by (2) writing a research paper based on the interpretation of new material (narratives, memories, lived experiences, information) collected and co-created with one (or more) research-partner(s) involved in a social and political intervention.
The readings will touch on a wide range of topics that might be studied as examples of social in- and exclusion and that are objects of social and political interventions: Family and kinship arrangements, gender based violence, social policies, UN development goals, legal and police interventions, transnational care chains, traditional and alternative health care, employment policies, education, social work, body politics, or equal opportunity policies. This allows for a wide range of topics for research papers. Students are invited to write about cases that are connected with their experiences and/or aspirations in the field of social and political interventions.
The seminar explicitly addresses the opportunities and dilemmas of integrating scholarly work in social and political practices of feminist interventions. A policy recommendation or an other ‘translation’ of the societal relevance of the research, for readers who might use the findings in their professional or activist contexts is a required component of the final paper.
This course is for students in the RMA Gender Studies and GEMMA; students from History, CLS and MAPS should check with the course coordinator before enrolling. The entrance requirements for Exchange Students will be checked by International Office and the Programme coordinator. You do not have to contact the Programme coordinator by yourself.
|Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen|
- Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
- Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
|Tithy Bhattacharya, ed. Social Reproduction Theory. Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression London, Pluto Press, 2017.|
AlgemeenIn class sessions, students discuss and compare scholarly approaches and practice techniques of interviewing and oral history. Short lectures and guest lectures from gender and feminist scholars working in NGOs and activist praxis are also a component of the course.
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenStudents read assigned texts, prepare questions and points for discussion; compose two critical reading reports; and write a paper based on exploratory research with primary sources and new material (e.g. interviews, documents, archives, political statements policy papers) from state (national, international, local) and or non-state (activism, NGOs) actors.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkStudents prepare class discussions in small groups.
BeoordelingAbility to understand, analyse, evaluate and apply insights from scholarship on gender and social inclusion in an individual research project based on primary material from social and political practices of feminist interventions.
DeadlinesAnnounced in course syllabus.