Sex versus Gender: An Analysis

Renée Gadsden
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art Theory
2021S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03469

Description

Until about the 1970's in academia, and the 2010's for the general population, the word gender was used interchangeably with the word sex. Gender was often used in communication rather than the word sex, to eliminate any confusion of "sex" referring to sexual intercourse.

Instead, confusion now arises because "identity" is conflated with "gender" in mainstream usage. Basically speaking, gender theory is the concept that while a person may be biologically female or biologically male, she or he has the right to identify herself or himself as female, male, both or neither.

This idea is increasingly taking hold in academia, politics and society, and can be easily understood to be detrimental to the interests of women. What looks at first glance like "freedom of choice" is perhaps under the surface actually just a heinous and convenient tool to undermine and reverse the momentum, gained over decades of struggle, in the improvement of life quality women have achieved through the women's liberation movement.

Without elaborating in detail, Pope Francis addressed the gender debate using the phrase "ideological colonialization". This is a perfect description for many societal processes that are occurring right now at an unprecedentedly rapid pace, changes that are primarily triggered by technological advancements being used to subvert democracy as we know it and advance technocratic hegemony. The "gender debate" is just one piece of the puzzle in the current reorganization of  society.

Examination Modalities

Anwesenheit, aktive Mit(Denk)arbeit

Attendance and active participation

Comments

Die Unterrichtssprache und die Unterlagen sind Deutsch und Englisch.

The discussion and the reading materials will be in German and in English.

Beginn: Mittwoch, den 10. März 2021, 11-12:30

Course Enrolment

Via online registration
via email: renee.gadsden@uni-ak.ac.at

co-registration: possible

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: aus Kunsttheorie

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Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Schwerpunkte: Diversity, Gender und Queer Studies

Art Education: subject kkp (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE

Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): Schwerpunkte: Diversity, Gender und Queer Studies

Art Education: subject tex (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE

Art Education: subject tex (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dae (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dae (Bachelor): Schwerpunkte: Diversity, Gender und Queer Studies

Art Education: subject dae (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE

Art Education: subject dae (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Schwerpunkte: Diversity, Gender und Queer Studies

Art Education: subject dex (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE

Art Education: subject dex (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

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Stage Design (2. Section): Kunsttheorie und Kulturwissenschaften: Gender Studies

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Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie und Geschichte : Kunsttheorie

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Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie, Geschichte: Kunsttheorie

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Fine Arts (2. Section): Scientific and Research Practice: Gender Studies

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