Kommentar zum Standardkurs: “Gender and health as global challenges”
Von Alexia Duten im Sommersemester 2014
Dieser Standardkurs wird in Englischer Sprache angeboten, jedoch können Studierende, mit oder ohne Vorkenntnisse in Gender und/oder Global Governance, ihre Leistung auf Deutsch wie auch auf Englisch erbringen.
On-going unrest in the wake of the “Arab Spring” and the fall-out of the global financial crisis have again highlighted the fact that global health, gender and international politics are deeply intertwined. The recent political and economic crises have combined with the pre-existing effects of globalisation and neoliberal restructuring and have exacerbated gender inequalities around a range of global health challenges, including HIV/AIDS and maternal health. Yet, “Gender is missing from, misunderstood in, and only sometimes mainstreamed into global health policies and programmes” (Hawkes & Buse, 2013).
Addressing this shortcoming, the course aims to highlight salient global health challenges as gender issues and examine the international politics of global health governance through a feminist lens, looking in particular on the role of civil society and the concept of governmentality (Foucault). It enshrines in gender and political studies, offering hands on illustrations of the global governance of health.
A. Schulz & L. Mullings (2006) Gender, Race, Class & Health. Intersectional Approaches. Wiley, San Fransisco
R. Pollack Petchesky (2003) Global Prescriptions. Gendering Health and Human Rights. Zed Books, London & New York