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Axess och feminism: En kritisk granskning blir kritiskt granskad
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Axess and feminism (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay is about a debate concerning the magazine Axess, feminism and antifeminism - in relation to a issue of Axess called To a new feminism. The theoretical foundation of this essay is Pierre Bourdieu and his field theories. The battles taking place in this particular field concerns the positioning of feminism and antifeminism in the way we culturally interpret these in our society.


The essay shows that the magazine Axess (at least in the first edition of 2012) links feminism with a very prominent symbolic capital in a culture context. This discussion can at times seem confusing, and this is probably due to the fact that Bourdieus symbolic capital can be a very abstract concept.


The journalist and author Maria Sveland writes about the development of a culture moving towards accepting antifeminism (and also xenophobia). She expresses the opinion that this, to a high degree, is due to actors in the culture domain with a big amount of trust in the public eye has moved towards expressing anti-feministic (and xenophobic) views. This essay shows that Maria Svelands article has correlation with Nancy Frasers book The radical imagination: Between Redistribution and Recognition.                   


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 25 p.
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34833OAI: diva2:773969
Subject / course
Cultural studies
Educational program
Cultural studies, 180 hp
Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2014-12-20 Last updated: 2015-01-07Bibliographically approved

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