The gender arrangement in different societies will be discussed with reference to Islamic societies. Special attention is given to the gender debate within Islamic countries themselves. The aim is to become aware of the ethnocentric bias about the “Islamic woman”. The transferability of theoretical concepts and methods into other societies will be put into question.
With the debates about “public and private spaces”, as well as “formal and informal economy” the attention can be drawn to the invention of new scopes of action of women in Islamic cultures. With the discourse about “gender and sexuality” interesting aspects of cultural differences can be discussed. We will finally focus on the debate on ‘gender budgeting’ which has been already moved in some developing countries. The question will be how far these issues are integrated in Islamic countries and what circumstances will open new spaces towards gender equality.
The seminar is accompanied by Moodle – registration to Moodle is recommended