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Course Catalogue WS 2023/24

Sorge / Care

Theory seminar
WS 21/22
Target group
Basic Studies

The first date, October 28, is obligatory.

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If participation has to be limited, the order of registration counts.

Dates - place & time

28.10.2127.01.22ThursdayWöchentlich14:00 - 16:00Filzengraben 8-10, Seminarraum KMW, 2.04
from-to14:00 - 16:00
LocationFilzengraben 8-10, Seminarraum KMW, 2.04

Seminar description

Without care, there is no love, no work, no joy, no art, no life. To look at the present from the perspective of translocal care work and transversal care relations is to highlight a multi-layered, far- reaching opposition: Few things stand in such strong opposition to capitalist logic as the multiple layers of care. Framed by queer- feminist discourses on reproduction, the militant research of care relations, the international care strike movements as well as questions about how infrastructures of care function in urban neighbourhoods and in platform capitalism and what the currently discussed "media of care" are, this seminar takes a journey through queer techno-feminist, activist and theoretical spaces of contemporary ecologies of care.

Subsequent changes / additions

Recommended literature:


- Ökologien der Sorge, hrsg. von Daniel Drognitz u.a., Wien u.a. 2017.

- Precarias a la Deriva, Was ist dein Streik?, Wien u.a. 2014.

- Emma Dowling, The Care-Crisis. What Caused It and How Can We End It?, London2021.

- Silvia Federici, Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle, New York 2012.

- Verónica Gago, Feminist International. How We Change Everything, London: Verso 2020, (dt: Für eine feministische Internationale, Münster 2021).

- Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 24:1 (2021): Schwerpunkt „Medien der Sorge“.

- Plattformkapitalismus und die Krise der sozialen Reproduktion, hrsg. v. Moritz Altenried u.a., Münster 2021.

Student office

Karin Cordes

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Summer semester 2024

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 8, 2024 until Jul. 19, 2024

Winter semester 2024/25

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 21, 2024 until Feb. 14, 2025

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