sh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • harvard-anglia-ruskin-university
  • apa-old-doi-prefix.csl
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Bruten vithet: om den ryska femininitetens sinnliga och temporala villkor
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Gender Studies. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
2018 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Visual signs like skin color are just one of many factors in how white femininity is being articulated and interpreted. Other important components are the concept of a Eurocentric and linear temporality and the importance of being situated as modern. This thesis explores how certain forms of white femininity, depending on their locus, are privileged while others are seen as broken according to a hierarchy of white femininity

Key to the dissertation are fashion-oriented white Russian women living in Stockholm, St. Petersburg and Moscow who are trying to embody ideas of modernities and normative temporality through the body and the senses. One way of doing so is by controlling their sensory expressions and thus that which white subjectivity has a long history of trying to transcend: the body. An example of this is the attempt to control smell, which works as a reminder of the primitive, animal, and outdated parts of the human being.

Instead of investigating the making of the modern body-controlled white femininity through discourses, representations or articulated thoughts, the thesis focuses on how white femininity is inscribed in racialized perceptions through the level of bodily habits – or more specifically bodily habituations of norms and body schedules. This is done through a multisensory method that centers the ways smell, the visual, the haptic and the tactile are used as a way to experience and express modernities. Another important factor is how white femininity never articulates itself alone, but is instead always-already intimately connected to other bodies and objects. Thus, white femininity must always be seen as an intercorporal exchange. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Leopard Förlag , 2018. , p. 315
Series
Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations, ISSN 1652-7399 ; 154
Keywords [en]
Whiteness, Femininity, Russia, Temporality, Modernity, decolonial theory, Multisensory Method, Haptic, Scent, Embodiment, Body images, Body Control, Bodily habits, Body schedules, Intercorporality, Shame
Keywords [sv]
Vithet, Femininitet, Ryssland, Temporalitet, Modernitet, Dekolonial teori, Rasifiering, Sinnlighet, Multisensorisk metod, Haptisk, Doft, Förkroppsligande, Kroppsbild, kroppskontroll, kroppsvanor, Kroppschema, Mellankroppslighet, Skam
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34886ISBN: 978-91-7343-813-1 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-34886DiVA, id: diva2:1201341
Public defence
2018-05-25, MA624, Alfred Nobels allé 7, Huddinge, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Note

På omslaget felaktigt ISBN 978-91-8864-703-0

Available from: 2018-05-04 Created: 2018-04-25 Last updated: 2018-07-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Bruten vithet: om den ryska femininitetens sinnliga och temporala villkor(2122 kB)230 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 2122 kBChecksum SHA-512
0372a5b4a2ae9ae231f98e371ac692c67fb33c2f2d2c8c511e1c94fb49cbf655c1cc9b35fa18dcf24f1614b4fb495db735533523dbab440c553a2cb4cf6f2996
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
English summary(105 kB)28 downloads
File information
File name SUMMARY01.pdfFile size 105 kBChecksum SHA-512
b21e8d5e61d6aa19c91410c4069077e181d495b4566e520a8dc9bc45a663e63fcd4841e9c400b76dae9c249a9c38e085b28983d0310b2c8236a9d5b28d7a0c7f
Type summaryMimetype application/pdf

Authority records BETA

Lönn, Maria

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lönn, Maria
By organisation
Gender StudiesBaltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS)
Gender Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 230 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 936 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • harvard-anglia-ruskin-university
  • apa-old-doi-prefix.csl
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf