Inter- and Transcultural Disability & Diversity Studies (SE)


Course lecturer:

Mag. (FH)

 Marika Gruber

Course numberB3.00000.01.220
Course codeInterDDS
Semester of degree program Semester 6
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits4,0
Language of instruction German

Professional and methodical aims of qualification:
The graduates know the main focuses and aims of the Disability and Diversity Studies (DDS) and related scientific approaches in regard to their scientific-historical development, disciplinal differentiation and intersectionality. They know the basics of central terms, theoretical basics and discourses of the respective studies. Historical backgrounds, a contemporary range of topics and issues are known. The graduates gain the basics of methodical procedures of the respective studies most often used. Common characteristics, but also argument places and differences between the studies can be named.

Interdisciplinary aims of qualification:
The graduates gain an overview of the DDS study and the competence to apply with the acquired professional and methodical basics to the critical-analytic discussion with a current social, political and cultural range of topics in reference to diversity, disability and gender. They can recognise the diversity of gender and the pluralism of diversity as well as difference relations and axes of inequality which support discrimination and inhibit equal opportunities. They can perceive them, reflect critically and formulate challenges for the different fields in the professional practice of the DDS. The ability to think inter- and transdisciplinarily and self-reflectingly is enhanced.

In this lecture the student´s discussion is about the intersectionality of migration, gender, queer, disability and diversity. Scientific-historical developments, current discourses and methods are introduced. A general understanding of culture/ethnicity (forms of human coexistence, social structures and asymmetries of power, traditions, socialisation, interculturality, etc.) is discussed and transferred on to the graduates´ future fields of activity. Issues of inter- and transculturality are thematised in this context.

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Bösl, E.; Klein, A.; Waldschmidt, A. (Hrsg.) (2010): Disability History. Konstruktionen von Behinderung in der Geschichte. Eine Einführung. Bielefeld.

Czollek, L.; Perko, G.; Weinbach, H. (2009): Lehrbuch Gender und Queer. Grundlagen, Methoden und Praxisfelder. Studienmodule Soziale Arbeit. Weinheim/München.

Dederich, M. (2007): Körper, Kultur und Behinderung: Eine Einführung in die Disability Studies. Bielefeld.

Ehlert, G.; Funk, H.; Stecklina, G. (Hrsg.) (2011): Wörterbuch Soziale Arbeit und Geschlecht. Weinheim/München.

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Jacob, J.; Köbsell, S.; Wollrad, E. (Hrsg.) (2010): Gendering Disability. Intersektionale Aspekte von Behinderung und Geschlecht. Studien Interdisziplinäre Geschlechterforschung, Band 7. Bielefeld.

Krell, G.; Riedmüller, B.; Sieben, B.; Vinz, D. (Hrsg.) (2007): Diversity Studies. Grundlagen und disziplinäre Ansätze. Frankfurt am Main/New York.

Moebius, St. (Hrsg.) (2012): Kultur. Von den Cultural Studies bis zu den Visual Studies. Eine Einführung. Bielefeld.