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Interstitial Spaces: A Model for Transgressive Processes
Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA.
Department of Education, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
2016 (English)In: Illdisciplined Gender: Engaging Questions of Nature/Culture and Transgressive Encounters / [ed] Bull, Jacob; Fahlgren, Margaretha, Cham: Springer, 2016, 11-30 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)Text
Abstract [en]

The chapter introduces the concepts of interstitial spaces and transgressive identities to examine the boundaries of gender and feminist studies, science, and education and discuss our research practices and positions. We use a metalogue as the vehicle for analyzing our autobiographies to provide examples when we have operated in interstitial spaces and engaged transgressive identities. Interstitial spaces exist between and within boundaries. These spaces are possible sites within a defined context (a discipline, a practice, a culture) that may be occupied by an actor/agent working as a “carrier” of different cultural practices, knowledge, and theories. A “carrier” can use the interstitial space to influence and challenge a “new” context and thus loosen up boundaries but can also by experiencing new cultures and developing new knowledge return to the “old” culture to integrate these new practices. Thus, interstitial spaces establish a context for transgressive identities to emerge so one can act in ways to transform and change the cultures of disciplines. We usetransgressive identities as a theoretical description and understanding of our research practices and positions.

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Cham: Springer, 2016. 11-30 p.
, Crossroads of Knowledge, ISSN 2197-9634
Keyword [en]
Gender Studies, Sociology of Education
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21364DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15272-1_2ISBN: 978-3-319-15272-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-21364DiVA: diva2:915531
Available from: 2016-03-30 Created: 2016-03-30 Last updated: 2016-03-30Bibliographically approved

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