Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2022
Class code A6321
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 木1/Thu.1
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Grade 3~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes) 制度ウェブサイトの3.科目別の注意事項 (1) GIS主催科目の履修上の注意を参照すること。
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Category (commenced 2020 onwards)
Category (commenced 2016-2019)

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
This course focuses on vibrant intellectual conversations engendered by the production of feminist theory in the contemporary moment. This course is divided into the following four sections: (1) theorizing feminist times and spaces, (2) theorizing intersectionality and difference, (3) theorizing feminist knowledge and agency, and (4) imagine otherwise/solidarity reconsidered. Through this course, students will learn the ways feminist theorizing moves across disciplines and at times intentionally defines and destabilizes disciplinary categorization.

【到達目標 / Goal】
By the end of this course, students will be able to: (1) identify and describe the key concepts and main themes of feminist theory (remembering/understanding), (2) apply feminist theory to contemporary social issues in Japan and abroad (applying), (3) compare and contrast various strands of feminist theory (analyzing), and (4) develop and present their own ideas and perspectives on gender and sexuality (evaluating/creating).

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )
This course will be based on a combination of short lectures by the instructor and student-led class discussions. Verbal and written feedback on assignments is given during class discussions and through using other tools as appropriate. Students are welcome to visit the instructor during office hours for more personalized feedback.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】
授業形態 / methods of teaching:対面/face to face

回 / No. 各回の授業形態予定 / methods of teachingテーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 オンライン/onlineIntroduction Course introduction, logistics
2 対面/face to faceTheorizing Feminist Times and Spaces I Amrita Basu, “Globalization of the Local/Localization of the Global: Mapping Transnational Women’s Movements”
3 対面/face to faceTheorizing Feminist Times and Spaces II The Combahee River Collective, “A Black Feminist Statement”
4 対面/face to faceTheorizing Feminist Times and Spaces III Emi Koyama, “The Transfeminist Manifesto”
5 対面/face to faceTheorizing Intersectionality and Difference I Jennifer C. Nash, “Re-Thinking Intersectionality”
6 対面/face to faceTheorizing Intersectionality and Difference II Heidi Hartmann, “The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism: Towards a More Progressive Union”
7 対面/face to faceTheorizing Feminist Knowledge and Agency I Nancy C.M. Hartsock, “The Feminist Standpoint: Toward a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism”
8 対面/face to faceTheorizing Feminist Knowledge and Agency II Patricia Hill Collins, “Defining Black Feminist Thought”
9 対面/face to faceTheorizing Feminist Knowledge and Agency III Donna Haraway, “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective”
10 対面/face to faceTheorizing Feminist Knowledge and Agency IV Judith Butler, “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory”
11 対面/face to faceImagine Otherwise/Solidarity Reconsidered Chandra Talpade Mohanty, “‘Under Western Eyes’ Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles”
12 対面/face to faceChicana Feminist Theory Chela Sandoval, “U.S. Third World Feminism: Differential Social Movement I”
13 対面/face to faceTheory in Action I Preparation and feedback for final paper
14 対面/face to faceTheory in Action II What have we learned in this course? Preparing and submitting the final paper

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students are expected to complete the weekly readings and prepare for class discussion. Please note that the assigned readings for this course tend to be dense. As such, I recommend giving yourself ample time to complete them, even if the number of pages assigned at any given time appears small. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
No textbook will be used. All readings will be provided by the instructor.

【参考書 / References】
The readings are excerpted from the following books: McCann, Carole R., Seung-kyung Kim, and Emek Ergun, eds. 2021. Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives. 5th ed. New York: Routledge. Sandoval, Chela. 2000. Methodology of the Oppressed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Further reference may be provided based on students’ areas of interest.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Participation: 10%
Discussion facilitation: 20%
Weekly reading responses: 30%
Final paper: 40%

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Not applicable. This course is taught for the first time by this instructor.

【学生が準備すべき機器他 / Equipment student needs to prepare】
None. You are welcome to use computers/tablets for class-related purposes in class.

Students who intend to enroll in this course are expected to have passed "Race, Class and Gender I."