Gender and Culture
Cultural practices and representations - which vary with time, space, and social milieu - are important for individual and group identity and for the production of social similarities and differences, communities and conflicts. The Gender and Culture sub programme puts focus on gendered cultural practices and representations of gender, and studies how gender identity and gender relations are expressed in symbolic form. Research encompasses text- and image-oriented studies of works, forms, styles, and genres as well as context-oriented analysis of practices, institutions, and power relations. An umbrella term for the activities is Feminist Cultural Studies.
A joint research project on Intersectionality in Gender Studies and Feminist Theory has been carried out within the framework of the Gender and Culture sub programme. The project was granted funding of SEK 2.7 million by the Swedish Research Council for the period of 2003-2006.
Last updated: Wed May 13 11:41:17 CEST 2015