Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

O Tempo das Mulheres (not translated) - 1st semester



Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas





Teacher in charge

Maria Isabel Henriques de Jesus (IPS/ESE Setúbal)

Weekly hours

3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Teaching language



Mastering fundamental concepts of feminist theory as: woman, feminism, female, sex, gender identity and to recognize the prospects associated with them.
They must be able to formulate relevant questions linked to the theme of women and/or gender, thus contributing to the enrichment of the formulation: what it means to be a woman?
They must Identify the political and social events which led to the upsurge of women´s movements either at late nineteenth or twentieth centuries.
To understand the feminist thought(s) associated with the different \\"waves\\" and relate them with the main dominant theories.
To recognise the particularities of feminist movements and the disruptions on social and cultural mainstream.



Subject matter

The idea of time and its relationship with the women´s studies
The dawn of European feminism
Feminine and feminism: particularities and contexts of emergence and development of the twentieth century feminism(s), particularly in Portugal.
Social movements with the greatest impact on the emergence of feminisms
Second wave of feminism: the emancipation of the body, the release of the word;
Appropriation/deconstruction of dominant speech: Feminism (s) and epistemological ruptures
Universalism / differentialism / essentialism
The construction of identity \\"woman / women\\"
New trends: queer studies, postcolonial studies, studies on identity


CASTRO, Zília e ESTEVES (dir.), João, Dicionário no Feminino (séculos XIX-XX), Lisboa, Horizonte, 2005.
OFFEN, Karen, European Feminism 1750-1950, Standford, Stantford University Press, 2000
VAQUINHAS, Irene, «Breve reflexão historiográfica sobre a história das mulheres em Portugal: o século XX», Faces de Eva, Estudos sobre a Mulher, nº 3, 2000, pp. 81-101.
ESTEVES, João Gomes, A Liga Republicana das Mulheres Portuguesas. Uma organização política e feminista (1909-1919), Lisboa, Organizações não governamentais do Conselho Consultivo da Comissão para a Igualdade e para os Direitos das Mulheres, Lisboa, 1991.
GOUGES, Olympe de, Oeuvres, Mercure de France, 1986.

Teaching method

The diversity of scientific origin and experience of the students requires a very active and participative methodology, in which the exchange of life experiences becomes a learning resource.
Papers distributed in advance and subsequently analysed and worked in class are often used.
Lectures are interspersed with analysis of materials (texts, illustrations, magazines, artistic expressions, ...) that can be analyzed in a group or individually.

Evaluation method

Assessment is continuous and focuses on small products or interventions in class and culminates in the writing of an essay. Subsequently, indiduai essays are presented and discussed in class what consists on a rich and diverse learning moment for everybody.