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Sex and Power

Can Ideology Critique be Empowering?

Institut für Philosophie, Hörsaal 2i
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Historically, power has been conceived as a dyadic relation between two individuals: A has power over B. In recent decades, however, social theorists have argued that power is not just an instrument of control that some individuals have and others lack, but is part of the social field for all social agents. This paper considers how this structural account of power might be employed in understanding sex/gender domination, in particular, and what is needed to empower agents to disrupt gender as we know it and envision new possibilities.


Sally Haslanger ist Professorin für Philosophie sowie Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung am Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sie forscht vor Allem zu Sozialer Konstrunktion und Ideologie.


Neueste Publikationen:

Joshua Glasgow, Sally Haslanger, Chike Jeffers und Quayshawn Spencer. 2019 "What Is Race? Four Philosophical Views". Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sally Haslanger. 2019. "Der Realität widerstehen - Soziale Konstruktion und Sozialkritik". Übers. von Daniel James. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Robin Celikates, Sally Haslanger und Jason Stanley. i.E. "Ideology: New Essays". Oxford: Oxford University Press.


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