Study of Gender Conceptual Sphere: Historiography of the Question


  • Myroslava Chornodon Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University
  • Nadiia Gryshkova Academician Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities
  • Natalia Myronova Kyiv National Linguistic University
  • Bozhena Ivanytska Lviv Polytechnic National University
  • Nataliia Semen Lviv Polytechnic National University
  • Natalia Demchenko Municipal Establishment «Kharkiv Humanitarian Pedagogical Academy» of Kharkiv Regional Council



women's research, universalized man experience, positions of women's experience, the root and applications of the concept, unstable (mobile) structure


The article attempts to analyze the concept of gender, study philosophical preconditions of its emergence and trace the main postmodern aspects of the gender category. It proves that gender research in the postmodern era is not identical to the theories of feminism. It deals with social life of both sexes, their behavior, roles, characteristics, common and different between them, the social relationships of the sexes, considering the world from the standpoint of both socio-gender groups. The article shows that an urgent need for more purposeful development of independent women's research in the developing countries. Such research should holistically reflect and study the lives of women on the basis of the so-called women's rather than universalized man experience. The main idea of this scientific research was to emphasize that the world can be explored not only from a man perspective, but also from the standpoint of woman experience. The level of scientific study of the gender conceptual sphere is clarified, in particular, the gender concept is a multidimensional complex represented in the language, which has a certain ethnocultural specificity. The concept has an unstable structure, which is reflected in the model of the concept developed by us, in which we highlight the root and applications of the concept, the possible movement of features in the relevant semantic directions from and to the root. The unstable (mobile) structure of the concept is also characteristic of its root: during historical development, the root may change, but the semantic meaning is not lost, but only replaced by synonyms or verbal innovations relevant to today.



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How to Cite

Chornodon, M., Gryshkova, N., Myronova, N., Ivanytska, B., Semen, N., & Demchenko, N. (2021). Study of Gender Conceptual Sphere: Historiography of the Question. Postmodern Openings, 12(3), 15-33.



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