Kroppens gränser

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In this paper the common assumption that the limit of the body is its physical biological surface is problematized. It is suggested that what we refer to when we speak about a body is an undissolvable unit where conceptual and social construction interact with physical characteristics. Religious ideologies contain conceptual and social constructions limiting which bodies count as real men and women, public actors or religious leaders.
Original languageSwedish
Title of host publicationReligionsfilosofisk introduktion -- existens och samhälle
EditorsCatharina Stenqvist, Eberhard Herrmann
ISBN (Print)978-91-526-3297-0
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Free keywords

  • kvinna
  • konstruktion
  • begrepp
  • woman kropp
  • construction
  • body
  • concept

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