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Towards Emancipation: Feminist Theories and Strategies during 200 Years

  • 7.5 credits

The course aims to discuss and problematize classical and modern feminist political writings, their inherent ideas about liberation and change and the strategies deployed in the texts as well as those proposed by the texts.

The course explores how women in different contexts have worked to change and challenge patriarchal structures and how women have theorized the reproduction of patriarchal structures.

The course departs from a number of feminist declarations and manifests, written in different times and contexts. These are read and related to theories about the subjection of women, women’s liberation and feminist strategies. The course provide insights into feminist theory, and themes such as the role of love, work, violence, technology and sexuality in ideas about emancipation. Additional themes deal with how to theoretically understand differences between women, and women’s political agency.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course consists of mandatory seminars.


    The course is examined by a) active presence at the mandatory seminars; b) written and oral individual and group assignments; c) an individual written take-home exam.

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
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