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Postdisciplinary diffraction patterns in  feminist debates on intersectional sex/gender, power and difference
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7946-7185
2012 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

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.


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Keyword [en]
Gender Studies, postdisciplinarity, diffraction patterns
Keyword [sv]
genusvetenskap, postdisciplinaritet, difraktion
National Category
Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81794OAI: diva2:556006
Diffraction Patterns - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on an Emerging Paradigm in Gender Studies. International Interdisciplinary Symposium, Technical University of Berlin, April 24, 2012
Available from: 2012-09-23 Created: 2012-09-23 Last updated: 2014-11-28

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