Osnova témat

  • The course aims to familiarize students with fundamental concepts and argumentation of feminist thinking. The focus is mainly on first-wave and second-wave feminist theories and their interconnections with dominant ideologies of 19th and 20th centuries – liberalism and socialism. Furthermore, it focuses on theoretical contributions of second-wave radical feminism and the fundamental poststructuralist theories. The goal of the course is to clarify various theoretical explanations of the causes of gender inequality and their normative groundings.

  • 1. Feminism, feminist thinking, feminist theories

  • 2. Feminist thinking in Enlightenment and French Revolution

  • 3. Liberal feminism in the 19th century

  • 4. Socialist feminism in the 19th century and the turn of 20th century

  • 5. National and regional traditions of feminist thinking

  • 6. Simone de Beauvoir

  • 7. Liberal feminism in the second half of the 20th century

  • 8. Radical feminism in the second half of the 20th century

  • 9. Marxist and socialist feminism in the second half of the 20th century

  • 10. Critiques of heteronormativity and whiteness in the feminism of the second half of the 20th century

  • 11. Poststructuralist theories of power

  • 12. Performative theory of gender

  • 13. Gender theories