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Natur(s)kön feminism: en analys av fyra feministiska teoriers förhållningssätt till människans (könade) natur

Holmlund, Edit Cornelia LU (2018) GNVK02 20181
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This thesis explores the ontological assumptions made about the (sexed) nature of humans in four feminist theoretical accounts of sex and gendered power. The four works analysed are: Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, Gayle Rubin’s ”The Traffic in Women”, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble and Elisabeth Grosz’ Time Travels. The ontological assumptions are analyzed with a critical realist approach and evaluated regarding to the internal coherence and the external relevance of the frameworks in terms of the implications possible to draw from them when it comes to theorizing feminist emancipation. The conclusion drawn is that it is fundamental for feminist theories of sex and gendered power to have an explicit ontology of the (sexed) nature of... (More)
This thesis explores the ontological assumptions made about the (sexed) nature of humans in four feminist theoretical accounts of sex and gendered power. The four works analysed are: Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, Gayle Rubin’s ”The Traffic in Women”, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble and Elisabeth Grosz’ Time Travels. The ontological assumptions are analyzed with a critical realist approach and evaluated regarding to the internal coherence and the external relevance of the frameworks in terms of the implications possible to draw from them when it comes to theorizing feminist emancipation. The conclusion drawn is that it is fundamental for feminist theories of sex and gendered power to have an explicit ontology of the (sexed) nature of humans, including both its constraints and potentials. Lastly, in order to theorize feminist emancipation, it is of great importance to make normative claims. (Less)
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Holmlund, Edit Cornelia LU
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course
GNVK02 20181
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Feminist theory, critical realism, the (sexed) nature of humans, ontology, emancipation, feministisk teori, kritisk realism, människans (könade) natur, ontologi, frigörelse
language
Swedish
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8946373
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2018-06-25 14:24:29
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores the ontological assumptions made about the (sexed) nature of humans in four feminist theoretical accounts of sex and gendered power. The four works analysed are: Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, Gayle Rubin’s ”The Traffic in Women”, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble and Elisabeth Grosz’ Time Travels. The ontological assumptions are analyzed with a critical realist approach and evaluated regarding to the internal coherence and the external relevance of the frameworks in terms of the implications possible to draw from them when it comes to theorizing feminist emancipation. The conclusion drawn is that it is fundamental for feminist theories of sex and gendered power to have an explicit ontology of the (sexed) nature of humans, including both its constraints and potentials. Lastly, in order to theorize feminist emancipation, it is of great importance to make normative claims.},
  author       = {Holmlund, Edit Cornelia},
  keyword      = {Feminist theory,critical realism,the (sexed) nature of humans,ontology,emancipation,feministisk teori,kritisk realism,människans (könade) natur,ontologi,frigörelse},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Natur(s)kön feminism: en analys av fyra feministiska teoriers förhållningssätt till människans (könade) natur},
  year         = {2018},
}