Seminar: Bodies That Matter?! Health Sociological Perspectives on Gender (MA) - Details
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Course name Seminar: Bodies That Matter?! Health Sociological Perspectives on Gender (MA)
Semester WS 2017/18
Current number of participants 2
expected number of participants 20
Home institute Soziologie mit Schwerpunkt Gesundheitsforschung
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Tuesday, 17.10.2017 15:45 - 17:15, Room: 7007 Gebäude BCM
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch


This course aims to give an introduction to Gender and Queer Studies and a brief overview about Gender Theory’s examination of the body. The intention is to develop a deeper understanding of the notion “that ‘the’ body comes in genders” (Butler 2011: III) and the materiality of the body, targeting the entanglement of medicine (respectively medical knowledge) and “unthinkable, abject, unlivable bodies” (Butler 2011: X). The seminar is to be understood as some kind of think-tank, where current debates within the Gender and Queer Studies are explored and (hopefully) held. The idea is to investigate together the (possible) extents and_or limitations of the liaison between the Sociology of Gender and the Sociology of Health. In addition, the class could (and should) be considered as a space to practise the usage of academic English – written as well as spoken.

Butler, J (2011) [1993]: Bodies That Matter. On the discursive limits of “sex”. London & New York: Routledge.

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