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Conceptualizing Gender

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Department of History, International and Social Studies, Aalborg University
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Microsoft Word - 33_forside_mv.doc Sylvia Walby Key Concepts in Feminist Theory Paper FREIA December 1996 33 Feminist Research Centre in Aalborg Department of Development and Planning Aalborg University Fibigerstraede 2 DK-9220 Aalborg Ö. Phone: +45 98-158522 Fax: +45 98-153298 Sylvia Walby: Key Concepts in Feminist Theory Paper from FREIA - Feminist Research Centre in Aalborg Department of Development and Planning Aalborg University Fibigerstraede 2 DK-9220 Aalborg Ö Phone: +45 98 158522 Print: Kopicentralen, Aalborg University, 1996 Layout: Inger Jensen and Ellen Nyrup Pedersen ISSN: 0907-2179 FREIA's paper series contains working papers, papers for conferences and seminars, project descriptions, lecture manuscripts, chapters from books etc. The papers are made by researchers affiliated to FREIA or by researchers who have visited the centre. The paper series aims at spreading the knowledge of FREIA's activities, internally as well as externally. Editors of the series are Ann-Dorte Christensen and Ruth Emerek. The papers can be ordered at Aalborg University, Department of Development and Planning, phone: +45 98 158522, ext. 2452. Sylvia Walby Key Concepts in Feminist Theory 1 Introduction The key questions which this paper has been asked to address are whether women are 'empowered' or 'victimised' by their entry into the public sphere and which concepts are best to address this issue. The central issue is thus the theorisation of changes in gender relations, especially women's increasing integration and participation in the labour market and formal politics in the West, in particular in 'modern welfare states'. The concepts which might be used to capture these changes might include: 'participation', 'integration' , 'exclusio

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