Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
On Campus
1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 8.25-hour independent study weekly

Distance Online
1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 x 1-hour online exercise weekly
1 x 8.25-hour independent study weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of WMST3014, WMST7021 has been successfully completed
Assessment
Assignment(s), Participation, Presentation
Topic description

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.

Educational aims

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.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Evaluate critically a choice of the main theoretical approaches in contemporary political feminist philosophy
  2. Debate various feminist social and political campaigns for change in Australia and around the globe with an appropriate vocabulary
  3. Consider critically the politics of their own social location in terms of sexuality, race, gender and class using critical thinking and independent judgement
  4. Integrate digital capabilities with written and presentation skills
  5. Model collaborative, independent and ethical practices approaches to learning and research

Key dates and timetable

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