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Fødestuens kropsunivers - en feministisk undersøgelse

Loeffler, Marianne LU (2010) GNVM11 20092
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This text investigates interpretation of the social body in general and body during child birth in particular. "The Medicalization of Childbirth" as a concept within the natural sciences is being criticized from a feminist perspective. The critique is positioned in a belief that medical and patriarchal perception of the body in birth overrules the woman's culturally embodied competence. The discussion includes a presentation of the body in feminist theory. Body theories from social theory and feminism are being introduced as means of change of the body discourse that embraces the delivery scenario. The theories introduced are Brian C. Turner, The Body & Society, Elizabeth Grosz, Volatile Bodies. Toward A Corporeal Feminism, and Alexandra... (More)
This text investigates interpretation of the social body in general and body during child birth in particular. "The Medicalization of Childbirth" as a concept within the natural sciences is being criticized from a feminist perspective. The critique is positioned in a belief that medical and patriarchal perception of the body in birth overrules the woman's culturally embodied competence. The discussion includes a presentation of the body in feminist theory. Body theories from social theory and feminism are being introduced as means of change of the body discourse that embraces the delivery scenario. The theories introduced are Brian C. Turner, The Body & Society, Elizabeth Grosz, Volatile Bodies. Toward A Corporeal Feminism, and Alexandra Howson, embodying gender. The overall convincing knowledge is, that a former feminist interest in the body and delivery has had very little influence on the medical development, and that the subject seems to have left the feminist agenda. On the other hand there seem to be the convincing observation, that interpretation of the female body as well in child birth must include a discussion about gender, because the gender is constitutive of the body whether overtly or covertly. A renewed feminist agenda is needed. (Less)
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Loeffler, Marianne LU
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GNVM11 20092
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
disembodiment, corporeality, body, society, gender, childbirth, textuality
language
Danish
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1530261
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2010-02-03 14:42:24
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  abstract     = {This text investigates interpretation of the social body in general and body during child birth in particular. "The Medicalization of Childbirth" as a concept within the natural sciences is being criticized from a feminist perspective. The critique is positioned in a belief that medical and patriarchal perception of the body in birth overrules the woman's culturally embodied competence. The discussion includes a presentation of the body in feminist theory. Body theories from social theory and feminism are being introduced as means of change of the body discourse that embraces the delivery scenario. The theories introduced are Brian C. Turner, The Body & Society, Elizabeth Grosz, Volatile Bodies. Toward A Corporeal Feminism, and Alexandra Howson, embodying gender. The overall convincing knowledge is, that a former feminist interest in the body and delivery has had very little influence on the medical development, and that the subject seems to have left the feminist agenda. On the other hand there seem to be the convincing observation, that interpretation of the female body as well in child birth must include a discussion about gender, because the gender is constitutive of the body whether overtly or covertly. A renewed feminist agenda is needed.},
  author       = {Loeffler, Marianne},
  keyword      = {disembodiment,corporeality,body,society,gender,childbirth,textuality},
  language     = {dan},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Fødestuens kropsunivers - en feministisk undersøgelse},
  year         = {2010},
}