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dc.contributor.author Bränström Öhman, Annelie
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-20T09:34:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-20T09:34:24Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation 7-31 en
dc.identifier.issn 0348-8365 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/8969
dc.description Är akademiskt skrivande och kunskapssökande verkligen så rationella, icke känslostyrda aktiviteter som vi inbillar oss? I den här artikeln bjuds läsaren att följa med på en hundpromenad genom det samtida feministiska skrivandets spruckna och läckande teoretiska och emotionella landskap. Tass bredvid fot, tanke bredvid svans. en
dc.description.abstract The article "Show some emotion!" invites the reader to a dog-walk through the leaking and cracked up theoretical and emotional landscape of contemporary feminist academic writing. It also pays a short visit to the (in Sweden) ongoing debate on the consequences of adapting to a so called "excellence culture", especially for critical feminist research in the humanities and social sciences. What is the cost for "passing"? And, due to the less debated requirements of "writing in English" as equivalent for "internationalisation": what is possibly gained – and what is lost in translation, from the inside-perspective of a "small" language/mother-tongue such as Swedish? Along the way, the dog-walking and talking of the text finds its inspiration both in theoretical and in literary texts. It tries to make use of a hybrid, "leaking" and experimental stylistic attitude, which strives to be both polyglot and polyphonic; both democratic and emancipatory in its effects on the reader. Thus, the overall aim of the article is to explore and challenge the notion of academic writing and knowledge production as an rational, ungendered and unemotional activity. In addition to the so-called "surplus of knowing", that is said to be a gain for the individual researcher, the article argues that we also ought to pay attention to the unrecognized "emotional leakage" that occurs alongside in all intellectual work. In feminist and gender theory the emotional experiences of gendered power relations in academia have often been derived from personal and psychological factors – instead of a plausible result of an emancipatory and anti-hierarchical epistemological claim. The improductivity of the dichotomies between reason and emotions, as well as between academic and literary writing, is demonstrated, drawing on three "emotional leakage" - situations in the works of three pathbreaking feminist theorists: bell hooks, Sara Ahmed and Donna Haraway. hook’s "passionate feminist politics", Ahmed’s illuminating analysis of "the cultural politics of emotion" and Haraway’s daring challenge to use "dog writing" as a metonym for feminist writing, altogether highligths the importance of style as method and as a potentially emancipatory strategy. en
dc.language.iso swe en
dc.publisher Malmö högskola, Studentcentrum en
dc.subject excellens en
dc.subject emancipatorisk en
dc.subject genus en
dc.subject emotioner en
dc.subject akademiskt skrivande en
dc.subject feministisk teori en
dc.subject stil en
dc.subject excellence en
dc.subject gender en
dc.subject emotions en
dc.subject academic writing en
dc.subject feminist theory en
dc.subject style en
dc.subject emancipatory en
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en
dc.title Show some emotion! en
dc.type Article, other scientific en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Gender studies en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Tidskrift för genusvetenskap;2 en
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