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"Sometimes the meaning of the text is unclear": making 'sense' of the SCUM Manifesto in a contemporary Swedish context
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2009 (English)In: Journal of International Women's Studies, ISSN 1539-8706, Vol. 10, no 3, 33-47 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2003 the first Swedish translation of the well known second-wave feminist manifesto, the SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas, was published. Publication of this text became intricately involved with a number of other contemporary events in Sweden which pose questions about that country‟s widely perceived status as one of the most „gender equal‟ in the world. In this paper, I use the text‟s own challenging content, provocative language and complicated history as a way into exploring its disruptive effects on Swedish society. I ask how and why the text retains its power to provoke and challenge some forty years after its initial publication, and its place in the so-called „feminist canon".

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2009. Vol. 10, no 3, 33-47 p.
Keyword [en]
Sweden, Solanas, SCUM, feminist theory
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50498OAI: diva2:271412
Available from: 2009-10-12 Created: 2009-10-12 Last updated: 2011-01-13

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