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Civilization
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2066-3616
2016 (English)In: The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory / [ed] Lisa Disch and Mary Hawkesworth, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 79-99 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter discusses the treatment of civilization as a concept and phenomenon in feminist scholarship from the late 1970s until the present. How have feminist scholars understood and approached civilization and its relation to gender and/or women? In what ways have these interventions contributed to and challenged more mainstream scholarship on civilization, particularly on the West and Islam? The chapter begins with a discussion of feminist treatments of civilizations as bounded sociocultural entities and the role of women and men therein. It then continues with a longer analysis of the alternative feminist understanding of civilizations as discourses that are contextually unfolding. In this understanding, gender and the status of women are implicated in the production as well as challenging of civilizational boundaries and hierarchies. The chapter ends with suggestions for the direction of future research, including a call to more directly engage central civilizations scholarship that is inattentive to gender.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 79-99 p.
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Civilization, the West, Islam, gender, women, hierarchy
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Political science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10094DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199328581.013.5ISBN: 9780199328581 (print)ISBN: 9780190249663 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-10094DiVA: diva2:1041720
Available from: 2016-10-31 Created: 2016-10-31 Last updated: 2016-10-31Bibliographically approved

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