Postdisciplinary diffraction patterns in feminist debates on intersectional sex/gender, power and difference
2012 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
This key note address explores the notion of diffraction and diffractive readings as a potentially useful methodology within the framework of Feminist Studies understood as a postdicisplinary discipline, i.e. as field of research which can pass as a discipline, but which as the same time promotes a radical deconstruction of disciplinary boundaries. As part of the argument, the paper discusses postdisciplinarity as a feminist figuration, i.e. as a critique of current divisions and cuts between human, social and natural sciences, but also as a stance which includes affirmative visions about an otherwise organized futurity. The paper highlightsdiffraction as a useful thinking technology within the postdisciplinary discipline of Feminist Studies, using examples from feminist debates on intersectional sex/gender, power and difference.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gender Studies, postdisciplinarity, diffraction patterns
genusvetenskap, postdisciplinaritet, difraktion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81794OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-81794DiVA: diva2:556006
Diffraction Patterns - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on an Emerging Paradigm in Gender Studies. International Interdisciplinary Symposium, Technical University of Berlin, April 24, 2012