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Moc -- volja za moc i moc za zene (2000)

in: Politička misao, Volume 37, Issue 3, p. 86-101

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Abstract

The article includes the bulk of the results of research conducted in 1998 on the social status of female artists in the Republic of Croatia (doctoral thesis). The typology based on ancient Greek mythology (the Muses, the Nymphs, Eurynome) in the manner of Weber's ideal types enables the manifestation of diverse forms of female identity. Female artists recognize & distinguish two dimensions of power: the will for power (Nietzsche, Hegel) & the power for women (N. Hartsock). This recognition is demonstrated by a contradictory & ambivalent understanding of this notion, in fact by its redefinition (the "struggle with ease," they are & are not fighters), by the salient distancing from the will for power & the assertion of the power for women. Some female artists recognize the importance of gender for success in the world of art but an equal number of them do not. However, the majority think that awards, juries' decisions, & the opinion of the public & the critics do not depend on an artist's gender. Those among them who are aware of the importance of gender for success & recognition think that women are in an inferior position. 1 Table, 12 References. Adapted from the source document.

Keywords

Social Status, Power, Sex Role Identity, Females, Croatia, Artists, Ideal Types

Languages

Croatian

ISSN

0032-3241 (print)

Pages

86-101

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