Publication
Title
Discursive dynamics in gender equality politics: what about 'feminist taboos'?
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Abstract
Discursive dynamics play an important role in shaping the meanings of gender equality. The article discusses the relation between hegemonic discourses on gender equality policies and feminist taboos. It suggests that feminist scholars could paradoxically be trapped in hegemonic discourses on gender equality policies that may lead to taboos about particular approaches to and interpretations of such policies. Three main feminist hegemonic discourses are considered to act as taboos. They deal with the possibility to overcome patriarchy, the role of elites and other groups of actors in processes of gender transformation and the merits of incremental change. The article further discusses the implications of the postulate about hegemonic discourses and taboos on gender equality for feminist knowledge production and reflects on the potential of Bacchi's notion of 'reflexivity' to overcome them.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The European journal of women's studies. - London
Publication
London : 2010
ISSN
1350-5068
Volume/pages
17:2(2010), p. 1-19
ISI
000277390600002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 03.05.2010
Last edited 13.07.2017
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