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From Feminism to Popular Feminism: A Conceptual History of Feminism in Relation to Popular Culture
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper sets forth a theoretical explanation for the historical trajectory of the conceptof feminism. Despite its controversial nature, the notion of feminism plays an importantrole not only in gender studies but also in many other domains and fields. Feminism as aconcept has constantly undergone a series of re-definitions, transitions andmodifications. By applying the conceptual history methodology, it is possible tounderstand the complex meanings of feminism embedded in popular culture andpopular imagination. Based on the analysis of historical trajectories, the 1970s and the1990s have been identified as two major turning points in the conceptual evolution offeminism. The emergence of the concept of “popular feminism” is considered as animportant mark in the development of feminist vocabulary. In addition, the presentanalysis suggests that popular culture has constituted a powerful catalyst for conceptualchange. One of the main conclusions of this essay is that popular culture has had a dualand contradictory effect on the evolution of the concept of feminism. This essaycontributes to theorization of societal use of feminist ideas and to larger conversationsabout the past, present and future of the concept of feminism.

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2018. , p. 34
Keywords [en]
Feminism, Popular Culture, Conceptual History, Gender Studies
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153453OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-153453DiVA, id: diva2:1264849
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Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2019-02-07Bibliographically approved

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