Discursive Dispossessions: Gender as a Resource for the Construction of Authoritarian Us/Them Dichotomies

Dec 7, 2017 - Dec 7, 2017

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building

162 Ryders Lane
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Time: 4:30 PM
Phone Number: 848-932-9072
Contact: Institute for Research on Women
Website: http://irw.rutgers.edu/programs/distinguished-lecture-series
Description:

Thursday, December 7, 2017
"Discursive Dispossessions: Gender as a Resource for the Construction of Authoritarian Us/Them Dichotomies"
Sabine Hark (Technical University of Berlin)


Image of Sabine Hark
Neo-authoritarian movements simultaneously reject, attack and discredit notions of gender while reclaiming them. We see this in Germany today, where the right uses the discourse of "anti-genderism" to construct racist, neo-authoritarian us/them-dichotomies. This talk explores the paradoxical ways right-wing critics discredit Gender Studies for not being a "proper" academic discipline, while using gendered appeals.


Documentation for this event is housed in The Feminist Art Project Archives at Rutgers University.

Event Type: Dialogue