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Cursus: MCRMV16026
Gender and Social Inclusion, Social Reproduction and Feminist Interventions
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Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen RMA;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. M.L. Waaldijk
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3  (07-02-2022 t/m 08-04-2022)
TimeslotC: C (MA-mid/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ocht)
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 01-11-2021 t/m 28-11-2021
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
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.
This course is for students in the RMA Gender Studies and GEMMA; students from the RMA programmes History, CLS, MAPS and Religious Studies should check with the course coordinator by email before enrolling November 28th at the latest. Only this way participation can be granted. 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.

'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. 

Aanvullende informatie
Career orientation:
The seminar explicitly addresses the opportunities, dilemmas, and challenges of integrating scholarly work in social and political practices of feminist interventions. An idea for an activist intervention,'management summary' or 'policy recommendation' aimed at readers or co-creators who can use the findings in their professional or activist contexts is an important component of the final paper.
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Verplicht materiaal
Tithy Bhattacharya, ed. Social Reproduction Theory. Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression London, Pluto Press, 2017.
Kosten materiaal:30,00

In 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 bijeenkomsten
Students 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 groepswerk
Students prepare class discussions in small groups.

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Ability 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.

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