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    The Contradictions of Love : Towards a Feminist-Realist Ontology of Sociosexuality.Lena Gunnarsson - unknown
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    The Naturalistic Turn in Feminist Theory: A Marxist-Realist Contribution.Lena Gunnarsson - 2013 - Feminist Theory 14 (1):3-19.
    After a time dominated by nature-phobia, a naturalistic turn is emerging within feminist theory. Welcoming this new theoretical embrace of nature and sympathising with its insistence that nature is not feminism’s enemy, this article nevertheless points to some problematic features of this turn. Focusing on Elizabeth Grosz’s postmodernist readings of Charles Darwin, I suggest that their emphasis of nature’s dynamic, indeterminate and enabling qualities both implies a politically unmotivated glorification of the dynamic and unruly, and as such obscures the important (...)
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    A Defence of the Category ‘Women’.Lena Gunnarsson - 2011 - Feminist Theory 12 (1):23-37.
    Against influential strands of feminist theory, I argue that there is nothing essentialist or homogenising about the category ‘women’. I show that both intersectional claims that it is impossible to separate out the ‘woman part’ of women, and deconstructionist contentions that the category ‘women’ is a fiction, rest on untenable meta-theoretical assumptions. I posit that a more fruitful way of approaching this disputed category is to treat it as an abstraction. Drawing on the philosophical framework of critical realism I elucidate (...)
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    Why We Keep Separating the ‘Inseparable’: Dialecticizing Intersectionality.Lena Gunnarsson - 2017 - European Journal of Women's Studies 24 (2):114-127.
    Disputes about how to understand intersectional relations often pivot around the tension between separateness and inseparability, where some scholars emphasize the need to separate between different intersectional categories while others claim they are inseparable. In this article the author takes issue with the either/or thinking that underpins an unnecessary and unproductive polarization in the debate over the in/separability of intersectional categories. Drawing on Roy Bhaskar’s dialectical critical realist philosophy, the author argues that we can think of intersectional categories as well (...)
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    Critical Realism, Gender and Feminism: Exchanges, Challenges, Synergies.Lena Gunnarsson, Angela Martínez Dy & Michiel van Ingen - unknown
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    Nature, Love and the Limits of Male Power1.Lena Gunnarsson - 2015 - Journal of Critical Realism 14 (3):325-332.
    It has long been taboo for feminist theorists to draw on notions of nature in their conceptualizations of gender relations. Objecting to this nature-phobia, I argue that we need to anchor our social theories in explicit notions of the natural necessities on which any social structure draws and must ultimately accommodate. Such a reference to a ‘natural ontological order’ is needed not only for explaining how power structures can get a hold over people, but also for specifying the ways in (...)
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    Love – Exploitable Resource or ‘No-Lose Situation’? : Reconciling Jónasdóttir’s Feminist View with Bhaskar’s Philosophy of Meta-Reality.Lena Gunnarsson - 2011 - 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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    The Dominant and its Constitutive Other: Feminist Theorizations of Love, Power and Gendered Selves.Lena Gunnarsson - 2016 - 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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    Feminism and the Power of Love: Interdisciplinary Interventions.Adriana García-Andrade & Lena Gunnarsson - 2018 - Routledge.
    The affective turn -- Violence against women: perspectives and strategies -- Notes -- References -- PART III: Togetherness and its forms -- 7. Feminist visions and socio-political meanings of non-monogamous love -- Contemporary bonding, plurality of love -- Consensual plurality and sustainability of bonding -- Notes -- References -- 8. The invisible ties We share: A relational analysis of the contemporary loving couple -- The semantics of love and the We -- Love in situation: the WeLR in motion -- Enminded (...)
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    Hetero‐Love in Patriarchy: An Autobiographical Substantiation.Lena Gunnarsson - 2016 - Hypatia 31 (4).
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    Hetero‐Love in Patriarchy: An Autobiographical Substantiation.Lena Gunnarsson - 2017 - Hypatia 32 (1):187-192.
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    On the Ontology of Love, Sexuality and Power : Towards a Feminist-Realist Depth Approach.Lena Gunnarsson - unknown
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