Envy and Malevolence – the Shaky Foundation of Gender Studies

May 21, 2016, by Professor Gerhard Amendt (formerly of the Institute for Gender and Generation Research, Bremen University, IGG)

„Which is less pleasant: being envied or envying yourself? Envy is an intense feeling, it can consume one’s soul and destroy the envied person’s enjoyment of the object in question. However, envy is also part of life and it is worth to not only point it out but to furthermore investigate, which significance it can obtain in societies. That is, in its positive sense as well, as to allow envy to become a progressive force.“ (…)


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