Course details

8.3109

Marxist Feminism & Black Marxism

S
WS 2023 Paul Sch├╝tze OFFLINE
2h/wk
4 ECTS
B.Sc modules:
CS-BWP-PHIL - Philosophy for Cognitive Science
KOGW-WPM-PHIL - Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
M.Sc modules:
CS-MWP-PHIL - Philosophy for Cognitive Science

CS-BW - Bachelor elective course
CS-MW - Master elective course
Tue: 12-14

In this seminar, we will read theoretical works from the schools of Marxist Feminism and Black Marxism and examine the complex relationship between class, race, and gender in a struggle for social justice. The goal of this seminar is to learn how Marxist Feminist theories and Black Marxist perspectives intersect and interact. We will discuss how Marxist Feminism addresses the exploitation of women in the capitalist system, highlighting the gendered aspects of labor and reproductive work. At the same time, we will analyze Black Marxism's perspective, highlighting its focus on racialized capitalism and structural racism in connection to Marxist thought. Together, we will gain a deeper understanding of the work within the fields of Marxist Feminism and Black Marxism as well as their connection, and we will get critical insights into the complexities of power, oppression, and resistance. The course will involve close reading of different texts from various fields, including philosophy, political theory, and critical race studies. You should have some background in reading such texts and be prepared to engage with difficult texts.