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Love, Feminism and Dialectics : Repairing splits in theory and practice

Gunnarsson, Lena LU (2018) In Feminism and the Power of Love
Abstract (Swedish)
Gunnarsson highlights how dialectics can shed light on the relation between love and dominance, foregrounding the crucial role that ontological tensions play in self–other relating. Drawing on Roy Bhaskar’s dialectical critical realist philosophy, she expands on Jessica Benjamin’s analysis of male dominance, as well as other feminist work, and elaborates on the necessity of living-with rather than seeking to escape constitutive tensions in order to be able to live non-oppressively and sustainably with one another. Gunnarsson also demonstrates how dialectics can account for the fact that life-enhancing impulses are often co-enfolded in oppressive practices and elaborates on the implications that this has for the prospect of transformation.
Abstract
Gunnarsson highlights how dialectics can shed light on the relation between love and dominance, foregrounding the crucial role that ontological tensions play in self–other relating. Drawing on Roy Bhaskar’s dialectical critical realist philosophy, she expands on Jessica Benjamin’s analysis of male dominance as well as other feminist work, and elaborates on the necessity of living-with rather than seeking to escape constitutive tensions, if we are to be able to live non-oppressively and sustainably with one another. Gunnarsson also demonstrates how dialectics can account for the fact that life-enhancing impulses are often co-enfolded in oppressive practices and elaborates on the implications that this has for the prospect of transformation.
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dialectics, Jessica Benjamin, Roy Bhaskar, Luce Irigaray, love, master/slave dialectic, spirituality, dialectical critical realism, feminist theory, heterosexuality, Eve Sedgwick, reparative turn
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Feminism and the Power of Love
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García-Andrade, Adriana; Gunnarsson, Lena; Jónasdóttir, Anna G.; ; and
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Routledge
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9781315200798
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English
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  author       = {Gunnarsson, Lena},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Feminism and the Power of Love},
  title        = {Love, Feminism and Dialectics : Repairing splits in theory and practice},
  year         = {2018},
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