Feministische Herausforderungen an das Flüchtlingsrecht: Von der zweiten zur dritten Welle

Translated title of the contribution: Feminist challenges for refugee law: From the second to the third wave

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Abstract

The article takes a feminist look at refugee law. The refugee concept, which was originally designed for classic political – and male – dissidents, has undergone a profound transformation in recent years. These changes are neatly reflected in the central claim of second-wave feminism: the personal is political.
The closing of the public/private divide has led to a fundamental change, such
that the definition of “refugee” is now understood to cover gender-related persecution. Following this great success, however, feminist engagement with refugee law diminished considerably. The article elaborates on remaining challenges and shows that third wave feminism also has some important lessons
for the further development of refugee law.
Translated title of the contributionFeminist challenges for refugee law: From the second to the third wave
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)18-31
Number of pages14
JournalGENDER : Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft
Volume2018
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

Keywords

  • Refugee law
  • feminism
  • public/private divide
  • intersectionality

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