Love Studies: A (Re)New(ed) Field of Feminist Knowledge Interests
Perhaps because among feminists, love, especially sexual love and maternal love, has been a politically loaded issue for a long time, the subject of love as such has been even more diffi cult to deal with seriously than in nonfeminist ﬁ elds. Yet, even among feminists, love has become more visible (again) as a contested theoretical problem and political issue. Why? What is
this new, wide-ranging research interest in love about? What does it imply for feminist theory and knowledge interests?