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Gunnarsson, L. (2020). A Defence of the Category ‘Women’. In: Stephanie Grohmann, Michiel van Ingen, Lena Gunnarsson (Ed.), Critical realism, feminism, and gender: A reader. London & New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Defence of the Category ‘Women’
2020 (English)In: Critical realism, feminism, and gender: A reader / [ed] Stephanie Grohmann, Michiel van Ingen, Lena Gunnarsson, London & New York: Routledge, 2020Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London & New York: Routledge, 2020
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78699 (URN)9781138083707 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2020-02-03
Gunnarsson, L., van Ingen, M. & Grohman, S. (Eds.). (2020). Critical Realism, Feminism, and Gender: A Reader. London & New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Critical Realism, Feminism, and Gender: A Reader
2020 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London & New York: Routledge, 2020. p. 352
Keywords
critical realism, gender, feminist theory, intersectionality
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78698 (URN)9781138083707 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2020-02-03
Gunnarsson, L. (2020). Samtyckesdynamiker: Sex, våldtäkt och gråzonen däremellan. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samtyckesdynamiker: Sex, våldtäkt och gråzonen däremellan
2020 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2020
Keywords
sexual consent, sexual violence, sexual grey-area, rape, sexuality, gender, BDSM, feminist theory, sexuellt samtycke, sexuellt våld, sexuell gråzon, våldtäkt, sexualitet, genus, BDSM, feministisk teori
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78697 (URN)
Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2019-12-18
Gunnarsson, L. (2020). Why we keep separating the ‘Inseparable’: Dialecticising intersectionality. In: Stephanie Grohmann, Michiel van Ingen, Lena Gunnarsson (Ed.), Critical realism, feminism, and gender: A reader. London & New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why we keep separating the ‘Inseparable’: Dialecticising intersectionality
2020 (English)In: Critical realism, feminism, and gender: A reader / [ed] Stephanie Grohmann, Michiel van Ingen, Lena Gunnarsson, London & New York: Routledge, 2020Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London & New York: Routledge, 2020
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78700 (URN)9781138083707 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2020-02-03
Gunnarsson, L. & Strid, S. (2019). Dimensional Theories of Abuse. In: : . Paper presented at g19: Rethinking Knowledge Regimes. Solidarities and Contestations, Gothenburg, Sweden, October 7-9, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dimensional Theories of Abuse
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The presentation adresses what we call Dimensional Theories of Abuse, that set of feminist theories which point out the interlinkages between normative and abusive gender relations. Through concepts such as ‘grey area’, ‘continuum’ and ‘dimensional view’ feminist scholars in the field of violence research have analysed how gendered normalcy and abuse often meet/co-mingle/overlap in ways that obscure the boundary between them. For example, whereas love and violence are commonly seen as radically different experiences, possessiveness may be part as much of a passionate love dynamic as of intimate partner violence. Similarly, it is not always easy to neatly distinguish conventional relationships based on economic dependence from prostitution. Further, as scholars in the field of sexual violence have pointed out, normative heterosexual scripts are organized in line with a gendered logic of conquering which has much in common with the dynamics of sexual violence.

In the presentation we compare different ways of conceptualizing gendered abuse in dimensional terms, analysing some tensions among and within different approaches. One key tension revolves around the fact that dimensional thinking affirms the similarities between the normative and the abusive, while at the same time taking their difference as their point of departure. Some theories tend to emphasize the similarities – ‘it’s all abuse but to different degrees’ – whereas some affirm that there is a divide between the abusive and non-abusive but that this divide is more of a murky grey area than a clear line. We identify potentials and problems with both tendencies and suggest ways forward in feminist dimensional thinking.

National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78862 (URN)
Conference
g19: Rethinking Knowledge Regimes. Solidarities and Contestations, Gothenburg, Sweden, October 7-9, 2019
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2020-01-05 Created: 2020-01-05 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved
Gunnarsson, L., Ingen, M. v. & Martínez Dy, A. (2018). Critical Realism, Gender and Feminism: Exchanges, Challenges, Synergies. In: Lena Gunnarsson, Angela Martínez Dy, Michiel van Ingen (Ed.), Gender, feminism and critical realism: Exchanges, challenges, synergies. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Critical Realism, Gender and Feminism: Exchanges, Challenges, Synergies
2018 (English)In: Gender, feminism and critical realism: Exchanges, challenges, synergies / [ed] Lena Gunnarsson, Angela Martínez Dy, Michiel van Ingen, London: Routledge, 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-73102 (URN)9781138301719 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-12 Created: 2019-03-12 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Gunnarsson, L. (2018). “Excuse Me, But Are You Raping Me Now?”: Discourse and Experience in (the Grey Areas of) Sexual Violence. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 26(1), 4-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Excuse Me, But Are You Raping Me Now?”: Discourse and Experience in (the Grey Areas of) Sexual Violence
2018 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 4-18Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In feminist research on sexual violence and victimization, the relationship between discourse and experience has often been at the forefront of intense debates. Poststructuralist scholars have emphasized that the discourses used to name sexual violence may in fact perpetuate the very problem they set out to describe, by freezing women into powerless positions of rapability. Others have likened this sort of argument to anti-feminist trivialization of the pervasively gendered experiential reality to which such discourses refer, highlighting that women’s victimization is not a discursive problem. In this article, I seek to carve out a path that cuts through such polarization by exploring the multifaceted dialectical relationship between, on one hand, gendered discourses on sex and sexual violence and, on the other, people’s reported experiences of these phenomena and, in particular, of the ‘grey area’ between sex and sexual violence; I do this by analysing autobiographical stories from the influential Swedish campaign #prataomdet (#talkaboutit), which emphasized the need for a new language that can do justice to people’s experiences of sexual violence and the grey area between sex and sexual violence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
continuum of sexual violence, discourse, experience, grey area of sexual violence, men’s unwanted sex, #prataomdet, rape script, sexual violence, #talkaboutit
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-73097 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2017.1395359 (DOI)000424428500002 ()2-s2.0-85041664253 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-03-12 Created: 2019-03-12 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved
García-Andrade, A., Gunnarsson, L. & Jonasdottir, A. G. (Eds.). (2018). Feminism and the Power of Love: Interdisciplinary Interventions (1ed.). London and New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feminism and the Power of Love: Interdisciplinary Interventions
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London and New York: Routledge, 2018. p. 194 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality ; 23
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-69189 (URN)9781138710054 (ISBN)9781315200798 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-12 Created: 2018-12-12 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Gunnarsson, L., Ingen, M. v. & Martínez Dy, A. (Eds.). (2018). Gender, feminism and critical realism: Exchanges, challenges, synergies. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, feminism and critical realism: Exchanges, challenges, synergies
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018. p. 122
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-73099 (URN)9781138301719 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-12 Created: 2019-03-12 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Gunnarsson, L. (2018). Love, Feminism and Dialectics: Repairing Splits in Theory and Practice. In: Adriana García-Andrade, Lena Gunnarsson, Anna G. Jónasdóttir (Ed.), Feminism and the power of love: Interdisciplinary interventions. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Love, Feminism and Dialectics: Repairing Splits in Theory and Practice
2018 (English)In: Feminism and the power of love: Interdisciplinary interventions / [ed] Adriana García-Andrade, Lena Gunnarsson, Anna G. Jónasdóttir, London: Routledge, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Gunnarsson highlights how dialectics can shed light on the relation between love and dominance, foregrounding the crucial role that ontological tensions play in self–other relating.Drawing on Roy Bhaskar’s dialectical critical realist philosophy, she expands on Jessica Benjamin’s analysis of male dominance as well as other feminist work, and elaborates on the necessity of living-with rather than seeking to escape constitutive tensions, if we are to be able to live non-oppressively and sustainably with one another.Gunnarsson also demonstrates how dialectics can account for the fact that life-enhancing impulses are often co-enfolded in oppressive practicesand elaborates on the implications that this has for the prospect of transformation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality ; 23
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-73101 (URN)9781138710054 (ISBN)9781315200798 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-12 Created: 2019-03-12 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
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