One of the main issues feminist activists and organizations are occupied with today, is how to recruit partners to support and participate in initiatives to promote gender equality in organizations. For women, to identify themselves with a feminist agenda may bring about a significant organizational price. Moreover, it is difficult to legitimize such an agenda in the organization and to gain support for it from influential organizational players.
The seminar will address the practice of deciphering and understanding the Other's Point of View (POV) as a central tool for recruiting and mobilizing support of partners, men and women, in processes and efforts to change gendered practices in organizations. In the theoretical part of the seminar we will discuss the role of POV analysis in disrupting organizational power relations that sustain gendered practices over time. We will introduce applied tools and techniques for deciphering POV, and the students will practice using them for recruiting institutional partners.
The seminar provides four academic hours.
• Attending 80% of course meetings and actively participating in classroom discussions.
• Final paper – a personal research paper in which students will apply the concepts and methodology studied in class. The specific topic will be discussed and approved by the lecturers.
• Presentation and discussion of the research project in class.