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Traditional versus modern women: the semantics of guilt
Titolo Rivista: WELFARE E ERGONOMIA 
Autori/Curatori: Sandra Potestà 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2015 Fascicolo: Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  19 P. 40-58 Dimensione file:  233 KB
DOI:  10.3280/WE2015-002004
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Lo studio considera la posizione della donna nella società occidentale, e l’applicazione della nozione dei termini tradizionale e moderno al femminile, che alimentano la dicotomia colpa/vergogna - una delle componenti fondamentali dell’auto-percezione femminile. Si esaminano inoltre le linee di tendenza spesso conflittuali nella società occidentale verso la spinta a un’uguaglianza sia formalizzata che sostanziale; in questo contesto lo studio introduce la nozione di intersezionalità, che aggiunge le componenti razziali e classiste al discorso sul genere. Si analizzano brevemente le definizioni di subordinazione femminile ispirate dalle varie forze sociali e dalle religioni cristiana e musulmana, e si presentano le posizioni di varie fonti, secondo le quali la religione usa il mantello sacrale della volontà divina, quindi inappellabile, per sostenere la subordinazione femminile e le sue pratiche. Il saggio si conclude con un breve sguardo alla posizione di alcune scuole di studiosi che respingono la nozione di subordinazione femminile, storicamente accettata, negando l’esperienza collettiva femminile, con il relativo diniego dell’esistenza della donna nella storia.

And at the application of the notion of traditional and modern to women, which feeds into the guilt/shame dichotomy - a fundamental component of women’s emotional perception of self. Conflicting trends in Western society concerning the shift towards formal equality as well as substantive equality are examined and the concept of intersectionality, which adds the class and race components to the gender issue, is introduced. The religion-inspired ideas of female subordination are analyzed, as it is seen in some quarters to lend them a penumbra of righteousness, making them sacred and thus a matter of outrage if anyone disputes them. The paper ends by looking briefly at the powerful strands that are moving away from the notion of women as the subordinate being to men, which has been common currency throughout the centuries, denying women collective experience because of the relative denial of women’s history existence.
Keywords: Genere; colpa; vergogna; tradizionale e moderno; religione

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Sandra Potestà, Tradizionale e moderno al femminile: la semantica della colpa in "WELFARE E ERGONOMIA" 2/2015, pp. 40-58, DOI:10.3280/WE2015-002004

   

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