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Diana Mulinari

Diana Mulinari

Deputy Head of Department | Director of Doctoral Studies | Professor

Diana Mulinari

Exploring the Notion of Experience in Feminist Thought

Author

  • Diana Mulinari
  • Kerstin Sandell

Summary, in English

Why is the notion of experience so relevant for feminist theory? How has the concept been used and by whom? What are the theoretical and political implications of postmodern theory for a re-thinking of the concept? In these pages we will explore the uses and abuses of the concept of experience in contemporary feminist thought through the works of influential feminist intellectuals. This article has two aims. The first is to create a theoretical space for reflection and re-appraisal of the concept of experience inspired by Dorothy Smith’s contribution to feminist sociology. The second is to shift these debates from the periphery to the centre of sociology by taking into account the centrality of the concept for the discipline.

Publishing year

1999

Language

English

Pages

287-297

Publication/Series

Acta Sociologica

Volume

42

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Topic

  • Gender Studies

Keywords

  • feminist theory
  • women
  • experience

Status

Published