Search for dissertations about: "Judith Butler"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the words Judith Butler.

  1. 1. Constructivism, Essentialism, and the Between : Human Being and Vulnerability in Judith Butler, Steven Pinker and Colin Gunton

    Author : Joseph Sverker; Mattias Martinson; Katarina Westerlund; Stephen R. Holmes; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Judith Butler; Steven Pinker; Colin Gunton; theological anthropology; social constructivism; social constructionism; biologism; essentialism; biologist essentialism; evolution; school; differentiation; christology; doctrine of the Trinity; interpellation; evolutionary psychology; nature nurture; vulnerability; body; individual; person; individualism; personalism; kenosis; self-giving; recognition; feminism; relational ontology; weak ontology; relations; relationality; time; freedom; performativity; culture; environment; dependence; independence; Systematisk teologi med livsåskådningsforskning; Systematic Theology and Studies in Worldviews;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores the division between biology and the social by means of Christian theology. The question is approached by reading and interacting critical theorist Judith Butler, psycholinguist Steven Pinker and theologian Colin Gunton.With Gunton the author argues that a relational, but ‘weak’, ontology is needed. READ MORE

  2. 2. "Frightened by a Word" : Shirley Jackson and Lesbian Gothic

    Author : Colin Haines; Rolf Lundén; Edward Ingebretsen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : English language; Shirley Jackson; Hangsaman; The Haunting of Hill House; We Have Always Lived in the Castle; lesbian Gothic ; queer theory; Judith Butler; subjectivity; performativity; parody; the abject; compulsory heterosexuality ; ideology; Louis Althusser; psychoanalysis; Sigmund Freud; Julia Kristeva; Engelska; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This study examines representations and configurations of lesbianism in literary narrative and, in particular, three novels by American author Shirley Jackson (1916-1965). As recent scholarly work has demonstrated, representations of sexuality between women in literature tend toward the ghostly, the Gothic. READ MORE

  3. 3. Intimacies : Ethics and Aesthetics in Virginia Woolf's Writing

    Author : Elsa Högberg; Ashleigh Harris; Stuart Robertson; Jane Goldman; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Virginia Woolf; intimacy; interiority; non-violence; ethics; aesthetics; Judith Butler; Luce Irigaray; Julia Kristeva; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This study investigates Virginia Woolf’s configurations of intimacy in her experimental inter-war novels Jacob’s Room, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and The Waves. It focuses on the ethical and political positioning enabled by Woolf’s aesthetic delineation of moments of interiority in which distinctions between self and other are suspended. READ MORE

  4. 4. Only women bleed? : a critical reassessment of comprehensive feminist social theory

    Author : Helen Lindberg; Jan Olsson; Richard Wolin; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Catharine M. MacKinnon; Anna G. Jonasdottir; Luce Irigaray; Judith Butler; feminism; political feminism; comprehensive feminism; postfeminism; marxism; social theory; ideology; politcal implications; social science; philosophy of science; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : Is there a viable specifically feminist social theory that can serve as heuristic devise in our social research? This thesis is a critical reassessment of the ontological and normative assumptions of four social theories with specific and clear claims of being feminist. These are Catharine M MackInnon’s Radical Feminism, Anna G Jonasdottir’s Theory of Love Power, Luce Irigaray’s Feminism of Sexual Difference and Judith Butler’s Queer Feminism. READ MORE

  5. 5. Recasting Objective Thought : The Venture of Expression in Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy

    Author : Anna Petronella Foultier; Staffan Carlshamre; Hans Ruin; Leonard Lawlor; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Merleau-Ponty; Saussure; Butler; phenomenology; expression; language; perception; painting; Gestalt theory; linguistics; feminist phenomenology; dance; Theoretical Philosophy; teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : This thesis is about meaning, expression and language in Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy, and their role in the phenomenological project as a whole. For Merleau-Ponty, expression is the taking up of a meaning given either in perception or in already acquired forms of expression, thereby repeating, transforming or congealing meaning into gestures, utterances, artworks, ideas or theories. READ MORE