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CIVIS gender studies lectures: Dealing with disrespect - How women attribute experiences of unequal treatment

15 March 2023

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15 March 2023

This webinar is part of the CIVIS gender studies lectures, organised by the CIVIS Gender Studies Network (CGSN). It aims to bring together and make visible ongoing gender research carried out in the CIVIS member universities.

Dealing with disrespect: How women attribute experiences of unequal treatment

15 March 2023, 17:00 CET

Experiences of disregard and marginalization may be a common occurrence for women and girls in Germany, but they are not automatically recognizable as sexism or sexist discrimination. It depends on the social situation, the observable behaviour of the other persons involved and the self-identification of the affected women. Thus, especially women with a migration background tend to attribute unequal treatment not to their gender but rather to their ethnic origin. The talk explores how women interpret and respond to incidents they identify as stigmatizing or discriminatory and under which conditions they attribute unequal treatment to their gender or seek other explanations. The starting point is the assumption that the recognition of sexism is a social very prerequisite process. The data used are qualitative interviews with affected women which were collected by students during a teaching research project at the Department of Sociology at the University of Tübingen.


Marion Müller is a full professor of Sociology at the University Tübingen, Germany. Her main research areas include the analysis of gender, ethnicity and disability in different social areas (e.g. international politics, pregnancy/transition to parenthood, or sport), interaction theory and Sociology of World Society.


This webinar is open to all the CIVIS community (students, academics and staff).

The webinar will take place digitally on Zoom on 15 March 2023 at 17:00 CET, hosted by Minerva - Laboratory on diversity and Gender Inequality at Sapienza Università Di Roma.

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