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    Lena Gunnarsson (2016). Hetero‐Love in Patriarchy: An Autobiographical Substantiation. Hypatia 31 (4).
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    Lena Gunnarsson (2016). The Dominant and its Constitutive Other: Feminist Theorizations of Love, Power and Gendered Selves. Journal of Critical Realism 15 (1):1-20.
    In this article I explore love's relation to gendered power asymmetries by comparing Anna Jónasdóttir's, Jessica Benjamin's and Teresa Brennan's respective theorizations of this theme. Despite the considerable differences between these feminist frameworks, they can all be read in terms of what I call the figure of the Dominant and its Constitutive Other. This refers to the contradictory relation whereby the powerful and ‘independent’ existence of the one is premised on that which is other to it, as well as on (...)
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    Lena Gunnarsson (2011). Love – Exploitable Resource or 'No-Lose Situation'? Reconciling Jónasdóttir's Feminist View with Bhaskar's Philosophy of Meta-Reality. Journal of Critical Realism 10 (4):419-441.
    In this article I attempt to reconcile two seemingly conflicting theorisations of love, the one elaborated by Roy Bhaskar as part of his philosophy of meta-Reality and Anna G. Jónasdóttir’s historical materialist-radical feminist theory of love power. While Bhaskar emphasises the essentially non-dual character of love, envisioning it as a ‘no-lose situation’, Jónasdóttir stresses the antagonistic features structuring love relations by conceptualising love as a productive power that men tend to exploit women of. Rather than seeing these accounts as mutually (...)
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  4. Lena Gunnarsson (2015). Nature, Love and the Limits of Male Power1. Journal of Critical Realism 14 (3):325-332.
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