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WSB3 Feminist Classics and History of Ideas 8 ECTS
Organised by
Women's Studies/ISSS

Learning outcomes

The students develop an understanding of the feminist history of ideas and familiarize themselves with feminist classics.


The module gives an extended introduction to the theoretical traditions in Women's Studies.

Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Offen, Karen (2000) European Feminisms 1700-1950. A Political History. Stanford University Press.


Bergman, Solveig: The politics of feminism. Autonomous feminist movements in Finland and West Germany from the 1960s to the 1980s. Åbo Akademi 2002.


and two classical works in the following list

de Beauvoir: The Second Sex (1949). Vintage 1989.
Firestone: The Dialectic of Sex (1970). The case for feminist revolution. Cape 1971.
hooks: Feminist Theory from Margin to Center (1984). South End Press 2000.
Millett: Sexual Politics (1977). Virago 1981.
Mill: The Subjection of Women. (1869). Dover Publications 1997.
Rich: Of Woman Born. Motherhood as Experience and Institution (1976). Norton 1986.
Woolf: A Room of One’s Own (1928). Penguin, several editions.



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University Services
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Gender Studies Program (Women's Studies/ISSS)
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