Feminist Critique and Politics

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Feminist Critique

Fall 2021

Taught By: Anastasiia Kalk

Section: A

CRN: 12361

Credits: 4

Feminist protests against gender inequality and injustice are on the rise everywhere around the world. The gendered issues of domestic violence, reproductive rights, care, underpaid female work, sexuality, and sexual harassment continue being at the center of today’s popular mobilizations. What changes do feminist movements demand? What commonalities and differences do their participants have with each other? What conflicting utopian visions of equal free worlds coexist within feminist political struggles? The course provides a survey of key feminist theoretical debates, both historical and contemporary, about power, equality, and freedom. By discussing the works of revolutionary suffragettes, liberal, socialist feminists, as well as radical, decolonial, environmental, intersectional, queer and anti-racist feminist thinkers, we will reconstruct core agreements and disagreements in feminist critique of the current political and economic system. The readings will include Olympe de Gouge, Alexandra Kollontai, Simone De Beauvoir, Shulamith Firestone, Martha Nussbaum, Nancy Fraser, Angela Davis, Patricia Hill Collins, Maria Lugones, Judith Butler, Shireen Hassim among others.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Political Science (LPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:22pm 10/18/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1102

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/15/2021