Kønsforskningens status i et dansk faghistorisk felt

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

    Resumé

    This article considers how the field of gender studies is discursively constructed
    and valued amoung historians. The perceptions that give gender studies meaning and status are charted using interviews with professional historians from Danish institutes of historical research.
    The article offers four main findings with respect to historians’ perceptions of
    gender studies. Firstly, as a discipline, gender studies is associated with cultural
    history and disassociated from political history. Secondly, gender studies
    is connected to theory and divorced from sources. These two findings mean
    that there is a poor fit between the historians’ perception of gender studies
    and traditional Danish historical research, because of its tradition of empirical
    political history. Thirdly, gender studies is perceived as something distinct
    from a gender perspective. Where gender studies primarily has negative associations, a gender perspective, when it is thought ‘natural’ and ‘relevant’, is
    mainly viewed in a positive light as an obligatory element in good research.
    Fourthly and finally, the article shows how gender studies did not sit well in
    the interviewees’ minds with concepts about ‘high quality research’.
    Based on these findings, it is argued that gender studies is given meaning
    in terms of key phenomena in the collective self-perception of the field of
    history, which has negative consequences for how the discipline is perceived.
    Thus, the article concludes that gender studies as a subject faces several obstacles in being recognized as a valuable discipline in the field of historical
    research in Denmark.
    OriginalsprogDansk
    TidsskriftScandia: Tidskrift för historisk forskning
    Vol/bind79
    Udgave nummer2
    Sider (fra-til)68
    Antal sider86
    ISSN0036-5483
    StatusUdgivet - 2012

    Emneord

    • gender studies
    • historical studies
    • historiography
    • Denmark

    Citer dette

    @article{a3fc2bfc94d049eebb96ec2917a04714,
    title = "K{\o}nsforskningens status i et dansk faghistorisk felt",
    abstract = "This article considers how the field of gender studies is discursively constructedand valued amoung historians. The perceptions that give gender studies meaning and status are charted using interviews with professional historians from Danish institutes of historical research.The article offers four main findings with respect to historians’ perceptions ofgender studies. Firstly, as a discipline, gender studies is associated with culturalhistory and disassociated from political history. Secondly, gender studiesis connected to theory and divorced from sources. These two findings meanthat there is a poor fit between the historians’ perception of gender studiesand traditional Danish historical research, because of its tradition of empiricalpolitical history. Thirdly, gender studies is perceived as something distinctfrom a gender perspective. Where gender studies primarily has negative associations, a gender perspective, when it is thought ‘natural’ and ‘relevant’, ismainly viewed in a positive light as an obligatory element in good research.Fourthly and finally, the article shows how gender studies did not sit well inthe interviewees’ minds with concepts about ‘high quality research’.Based on these findings, it is argued that gender studies is given meaningin terms of key phenomena in the collective self-perception of the field ofhistory, which has negative consequences for how the discipline is perceived.Thus, the article concludes that gender studies as a subject faces several obstacles in being recognized as a valuable discipline in the field of historicalresearch in Denmark.",
    keywords = "gender studies, historical studies, historiography, Denmark",
    author = "Madsen, {Rikke Juel}",
    year = "2012",
    language = "Dansk",
    volume = "79",
    pages = "68",
    journal = "Scandia: Tidskrift f{\"o}r historisk forskning",
    issn = "0036-5483",
    publisher = "Scandia Foundation",
    number = "2",

    }

    Kønsforskningens status i et dansk faghistorisk felt. / Madsen, Rikke Juel.

    I: Scandia: Tidskrift för historisk forskning, Bind 79, Nr. 2, 2012, s. 68.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Kønsforskningens status i et dansk faghistorisk felt

    AU - Madsen, Rikke Juel

    PY - 2012

    Y1 - 2012

    N2 - This article considers how the field of gender studies is discursively constructedand valued amoung historians. The perceptions that give gender studies meaning and status are charted using interviews with professional historians from Danish institutes of historical research.The article offers four main findings with respect to historians’ perceptions ofgender studies. Firstly, as a discipline, gender studies is associated with culturalhistory and disassociated from political history. Secondly, gender studiesis connected to theory and divorced from sources. These two findings meanthat there is a poor fit between the historians’ perception of gender studiesand traditional Danish historical research, because of its tradition of empiricalpolitical history. Thirdly, gender studies is perceived as something distinctfrom a gender perspective. Where gender studies primarily has negative associations, a gender perspective, when it is thought ‘natural’ and ‘relevant’, ismainly viewed in a positive light as an obligatory element in good research.Fourthly and finally, the article shows how gender studies did not sit well inthe interviewees’ minds with concepts about ‘high quality research’.Based on these findings, it is argued that gender studies is given meaningin terms of key phenomena in the collective self-perception of the field ofhistory, which has negative consequences for how the discipline is perceived.Thus, the article concludes that gender studies as a subject faces several obstacles in being recognized as a valuable discipline in the field of historicalresearch in Denmark.

    AB - This article considers how the field of gender studies is discursively constructedand valued amoung historians. The perceptions that give gender studies meaning and status are charted using interviews with professional historians from Danish institutes of historical research.The article offers four main findings with respect to historians’ perceptions ofgender studies. Firstly, as a discipline, gender studies is associated with culturalhistory and disassociated from political history. Secondly, gender studiesis connected to theory and divorced from sources. These two findings meanthat there is a poor fit between the historians’ perception of gender studiesand traditional Danish historical research, because of its tradition of empiricalpolitical history. Thirdly, gender studies is perceived as something distinctfrom a gender perspective. Where gender studies primarily has negative associations, a gender perspective, when it is thought ‘natural’ and ‘relevant’, ismainly viewed in a positive light as an obligatory element in good research.Fourthly and finally, the article shows how gender studies did not sit well inthe interviewees’ minds with concepts about ‘high quality research’.Based on these findings, it is argued that gender studies is given meaningin terms of key phenomena in the collective self-perception of the field ofhistory, which has negative consequences for how the discipline is perceived.Thus, the article concludes that gender studies as a subject faces several obstacles in being recognized as a valuable discipline in the field of historicalresearch in Denmark.

    KW - gender studies

    KW - historical studies

    KW - historiography

    KW - Denmark

    M3 - Tidsskriftartikel

    VL - 79

    SP - 68

    JO - Scandia: Tidskrift för historisk forskning

    JF - Scandia: Tidskrift för historisk forskning

    SN - 0036-5483

    IS - 2

    ER -