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The instrumentalization of Gender and Sexuality in the far-right: Femonationalism, antigenderism, and racism

Dr. Luis Manuel Hernández Aguilar

MA-Seminar: MASS: Wahlpflichtmodul: Migration, Ethnizität, Ethnozentrismus // MASS: Wahlpflichtmodul: Gender Studies und Queer Theory

ECTS: 3/6/9

Do, 14:15 - 15:45 Uhr

Ort: GD 07

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 20.10.2022

In recent decades different far right actors across Europe in particular and the West and large have depicted themselves as staunch supporters of women’s rights, feminism, and sexual diversity despite the fact that, simultaneously, these same political actors hold misogynist views, and advance policies against those feminist agendas they allegedly stand for. Against this background, different scholar have analyzed such instrumentalization of gender and sexuality against the strengthening of different  empirical manifestations of racism. The MA Seminar: the instrumentalization of Gender and Sexuality in the far-right: Femonationalism, antigenderism, and racism, centers on these political and academic debates. It seeks to analytically understand the different ways in which far right political actors across Europe have strategically deployed ‘support’ to feminism in order to advance racism. 

Literatur:
Farris, S. (2017). In the Name of Women’s Rights: The Rise of Femonationalism. Duke University Press.
Hark, S., & Villa, P.-I. (2020). The Future of Difference Beyond the Toxic Entanglement of Racism, Sexism and Feminism. Verso.
Roth, J. (2021). The Gendered Politics of Right-Wing Populism and Intersectional Feminist Contestations. In M. Oswald & E. Broda (Eds.),The Palgrave Handbook of Populism.
Blee, K. M. (2020). Where Do We Go from Here? Positioning Gender in Studies of the Far Right.Politics, Religion and Ideology,21(4), 416–431. https://doi.org/10.1080/21567689.2020.1851870

Lehrmethoden:
Each session is structured around one or two compulsory reading. Before each session students are required to read the mandatory texts and write two critical questions on them, these should be sent one day before each session to the lecturer. The  critical questions will serve to organise discussions in class. There are additional readings for each session, these are not mandatory, but can serve to further interrogate issues of the session, and as additional readings for the final essay. Furthermore, during the seminar, students will present the topic of the session, followed by the group discussion. The presentations should comprise groups of 2 or 3 students addressing and engaging with all of the texts of the session, everyone in the presenting team should prepare and present the main ideas of the texts, while critically engaging with the content.

Teilnahmevoraussetzung:
Regelmäßige aktive Teilnahme, Bereitschaft zum Lesen englischsprachiger Texte.

Leistungsnachweis:
Grundsätzlich: Regelmäßige aktive Teilnahme, Bereitschaft zum Lesen englischsprachiger Texte.
3 ECTS: Übernahme eines Referats
6 ECTS: Übernahme eines Referats plus eine Hausarbeit im Umfang von 10-15 Seiten
9 ECTS: Übernahme eines Referats plus eine Hausarbeit im Umfang von 20-25 Seiten