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Sök till doktorandkursen Decolonial feminisms 2017

Nyhet: 2016-11-21

Forskarstuderande och masterstudenter inbjuds att söka kursen Decolonial feminisms som hålls av genusforskarskolan Intergender vid Linköpings universitet.

Kursen hålls den 22-24 februari och deadline för ansökan är den 2 januari 2017. Kursbeskrivning följer på engelska.

Ansökan ska skickas till kurskoordinator Edyta Just, edyta.just@liu.se

This Inter-Gender course will introduce the decolonial option as a contemporary non-western critical thought and practice. We will dwell on the key concepts and tools of decolonial analysis, particularly in relation to Western and other non-Western feminisms. The course will also consider intersections and differences in various kinds of decolonial feminist critique stemming from diverse local histories, geopolitics and corpopolitics of knowledge, being and sensing.

The course is divided into three interrelated strands. The first strand will discuss the seminal decolonial feminist texts (by authors such as Maria Lugones, Chela Sandoval, Sylvia Marcos and others) thereby engaging in a critical discussion of such vital issues as coloniality of gender, the modern/colonial gender paradox, the deep coalitions, etc.

The second strand will focus on indigenous feminisms in Mesoamerica. We will review some of the salient epistemic issues reclaimed from the ancestral roots that indigenous feminisms are building upon today. These roots constitute categories that give their struggles for justice a decolonial thrust. For instance, a concept like equality, when reinterpreted within an indigenous philosophical background, becomes gender parity, duality, equilibrium and gender fluidity. Such poly-facetic reinterpretations will be presented through an analysis of contemporary actions and struggles by women, specifically within the Zapatista Movement.

The third strand will explore the possibility of applying decolonial tools in the context of postsocialist Eastern Europe. In particular, this strand will consider whether decolonial framework could be a useful thinking technology to trouble the Western-centric and universalizing tendencies characteristic to certain predominant articulations of transnational feminisms that commonly attribute a lag narrative to Eastern Europe.

För mer information se Intergenders webbplats: Upcoming courses

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