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Jennifer Ramme: Symbolic mothering. Genealogical narratives as a peripheralization practice

Abstract

Symbolic mothering. Genealogical narratives as a peripheralization practice.

The article takes up on the problem of genealogical narratives of influence produced by nongovernmental feminist environments aiming for social change. The focus of this article lies on mother-daughter narratives and its function as a centralization and marginalization practice. A hypothesis is that such narratives serve the legitimization and stabilizing of present and future positionings of feminist actors in relation to each others. There are many possible factors enabling the establishment of successful narratives of influence, such as for example geographical location or privileges resulting from certain identity categorization. In this text selected disputes (such as a debate on a waves chronology of “Polish feminism”) and events (such as the 8 of March demonstration “Manifa” in Warsaw) serves to analyze the problem of setting narratives of influence, with a perspective on specific fields and types of feminist activism in the 2000s in Poland. The aim oft his article to open up the floor for a reflection on history politics, as well in cases when history is produced as an emancipatory or counter-history. Instead of applying single time-lines of genealogical cause-effect narratives bound to figures of leaders, the author proposes a multiplication of perspectives and urges to pay more attention to social-political contexts and processes, as a possible reason for the emergence of multiple, collective (counter-)actions.

 

Key words: feminism, Poland, history politics, genealogy, peripheralization

Autor Jennifer Ramme
Titel des Aufsatzes Symbolic mothering. Genealogical narratives as a peripheralization practice
Jahr 2016
Zeitschrift Zeitschrift Rocznik Antropologii Historii
Ausgabe / Nummer 9
Ranking B (VHB-Jourqual 2.1 (2011))
Seiten 251-269

Einordnung in die Universitätsstruktur

Fakultät Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Professur für Deutsch-Polnische Kultur- und Literaturbeziehungen und Gender Studies / Katedra Polsko-Niemieckich Związków Kulturowych i Literackich oraz Gender Studies

Bibliographische Angabe

Jennifer Ramme: Symbolic mothering. Genealogical narratives as a peripheralization practice. In: Rocznik Antropologii Historii 9, 2016, S. 251-269.