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"Местата" на жените в "полетата" на ранните социални науки в Германия или относно формите на "мъжко господство" в науката
The "places" of women in the "fields" of early social sciences in Germany: regarding the forms of "male domination" in science

Author(s): Svetla Marinova
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: place; women; fields; social sciences; Germany; male domination; science; gender; sociology; history od sociology

Summary/Abstract: The paper draws attention to one aspect of the historical context of emergence and transformation of sociology that is left unthematized not only by traditional but also by sociologically suitable “histories of sociology” – the aspect of power-based gender relations. It describes the particular case of political transformation of the places of women in the fi elds of early social sciences in Germany in order to reveal how the democratization of the access to practical fi elds dominated and defi ned by men engenders intra-fi eld strategies of maintaining privileged positions and territories. In other words, the paper elucidates how the formal provision of access to games, invented and directed by men, does not automatically safeguard women’s equal chances for recognition and impact. To the contrary, to a much greater extent, that condemns women to be deprived of opportunities to exercise infl uence and subjugates them insofar as they are formally “given a chance.” Focusing on the issue of political transformation of the places of women in the fi elds of early social sciences, the aim of the paper is to raise and refl ect the more general problem of meaning and cognitive benefi t of the study of sociology’s past through the categories of power and domination. In that sense, the paper posits itself in the research fi eld of “history of sociology” and, more particularly, of “history of German sociology.”

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 30
  • Page Range: 67-84
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian