Using a decolonial feminist perspective this topic explores various campaigns for social and political change around the globe. Beginning with the local context we engage with particular examples of Indigenous Australian women’s activism before moving to explore women’s activist movements further abroad in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Case studies will include Indigenous women’s campaigns, student uprisings, women’s strikes, among others.
The topic aims to provide students with in-depth exposure to some of the main theoretical approaches in contemporary political feminist philosophy. This will include decolonial feminist philosophy and feminist approaches to ‘the commons’. The topic will facilitate students’ critical engagement with various feminist social and political campaigns for change in Australia and around the globe.