Summer School | 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists
Lecturers: Luka Borsic, Ivana Skuhala Karasman
In our course we will observe the problem of women in/and communism from three different perspectives:
Complete emancipation of women is achieved through the abolition of economic and cultural sources of women’s oppression. This, according to some, represents the synthesis of the arguments of Marxist feminism about capitalism as a source of oppression of women and the arguments of radical feminism on the role of gender and patriarchy. The beginnings of social feminism date back to the French philosopher and socialist thinker, François Marie Charles Fourier (1772 – 1837), credited with having coined the term feminism.
Marxist feminism starts from the assumption that the abolition of capitalism as a socio-economic system is the only way women as sex can relieve oppression. Marxist feminists see gender inequality as a consequence of the capitalist mode of production.
Even though the 14th–15th c. Christine de Pizan’s City of Ladies can be seen as the precursor of feminist utopia, in the 20th century we have witnessed a boom of feminist utopian writings, especially in the Western world. Many of those utopistic writings were based on ideas originated from communism.
All interested parties are welcome to apply!