Summer 2023 - IS 310 D100
Gender and Security (4)
Class Number: 3770
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Mon, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 13, 2023
Sun, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Instructor:Ana Ines Vivaldi Pasqua
Examines security issues and events with attention to gender. Focuses on themes related to war, political violence, post-war reconstruction, militarism, military culture, and peace activism with attention to women and marginalised communities, gender norms, and feminist and queer approaches to rethinking security and imagining peace.
Examines security issues and events with attention to gender, including examining ways that individuals experience security and insecurity differently, depending on their gender; engaging with feminist and queer theory challenges to ‘traditional’ definitions and understandings of war, security, and insecurity; and centring sources of insecurity that largely impact women, transgender, and racialized communities. The unit covers themes related to war, political violence, post-war reconstruction, militarism, military culture, and peace activism.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The learning goals of the course are: a) to gain knowledge of feminist and queer theories of security, war, and peace; b) to explore a range of definitions and theories of security and relate these to ‘real world’ security events and wars; c) to consider how vulnerable populations might experience war and security differently; d) to consider innovative alternative and solutions to pressing global issues related to gender, security and development; e) to engage with scholarship that crosses several disciplines, including international relations, security studies, gender studies, and Indigenous studies.
- Essay proposal 15%
- Major essay 35%
- Tutorial quizzes (5x10%) 50%
Not one less : mourning, disobedience and desire / María Pia López ; translated by Frances Riddle. María Pia López ,Frances Riddle translator. Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2020
The book will be available on reserve at the Belzberg library and through the library as an e-book. A full reading list and resources will be made available on Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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