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Traditional versus modern women: the semantics of guilt
Author/s: Sandra Potestà 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  19 Pg. 40-58 FullText PDF:  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.
Keywords: Gender; fault; shame; traditional and modern; religion.

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Sandra Potestà, in "WELFARE E ERGONOMIA" 2/2015, pp. 40-58, DOI:10.3280/WE2015-002004


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