Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Workshop ‚Exploring Femonationalism‘ – Sara Farris (GRADE Center Gender)


Exploring Femonationalism

This workshop aims at exploring different aspects of the ideological formation that Sara Farris has termed “femonationalism”. We will begin by analysing why it is an ideological formation rather than merely a rhetorical device. We will then explore the main historical and theoretical tenets of femonationalism. From its recent inception in several western countries, to its historical legacies in colonialism, femonationalism will be understood as a “modular” ideology that spans different times and spaces. Finally, by looking at political slogans and concrete state policies we will unravel in what ways femonationalism is the expression of a neoliberal political economy and rationality.
The workshop is meant to equip students both with a solid understanding of the femonationalist phenomenon and with methodological tools to apply this theory to different contexts. 


  •  Farris, Sara (2017): In the Name of Women’s Rights. The Rise of Femonationalism. (Introduction & Chapters 4 and 5)


Sara R. Farris is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths University of London. She works on issues pertaining migration, gender and care/social reproduction. She is the author of Max Weber’s Theory of Personality. Individuation, Politics and Orientalism in the Sociology of Religion (Brill 2013) and In the Name of Women’s Rights. The Rise of Femonationalism (Duke 2017).

We will also provide the space to present and discuss your own qualification thesis in connected areas of research with Sara Farris and the group. If you want to use this opportunity please send us a current abstract of your work beforehand.

Please register until May 09 via e-mail to Lucas Schucht.

Sprache: Englisch.
Zielgruppen: M, E, A, P, HS.
Zeit: Freitag, 17.05.2019, 11-17h
Ort: Campus Westend, PA-Gebäude Raum P22.