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Book launch: Feminisms in the Nordic Region - Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Decolonial Critique
Join us in the book launch of this recently published book, that gives in-depth knowledge on the different orientations, dilemmas and tactics that feminisms develop and that shows the centrality of antiracist and decolonizing critiques of feminisms. We are happy to announce that Ann Phoenix, University College London, will join some of the authors in a roundtable conversation about the themes of the book.
09.09.2021 kl. 15.00 - 16.00
Text: Niels Krogh Søndergaard, communications officer
Photo: Book cover
This book explores how feminist movements in the Nordic region challenge the increasing gender, race and class inequalities following the global economic crisis, neoliberal capitalism and austerity politics, and how they position themselves in the face of the rise of nationalism and right-wing populism.
The book contextualizes these recent events in the long histories of racial and colonial power relations embedded in Nordic societies and their gender equality and welfare state regimes. It examines the role of whiteness and racism and seeks to decolonize feminist knowledge and genealogies of feminist movements in the region.
The contributions provide in-depth knowledge on the different orientations, dilemmas and tactics that feminisms develop in these challenging times and show the centrality of antiracist and decolonizing critiques of feminisms. They further highlight the strategies of feminist and related antiracist and indigenous movements in regards to ideas about hope, solidarity, intersectionality, and social justice.
This edited volume is the result of a project on the Future of Feminisms in the Nordic region, which is a collaboration between five Nordic universities. The involved partners are Aalborg University (Department of Politics and Society/FREIA), Lund University (Centre for Gender Studies), University of Oslo (Centre for Gender Research), Roskilde University (Department of Society and Globalisation) and Helsinki University (Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism). Contact person is Pauline Stoltz.
The involved researchers received funding from NOS-HS and NIKK for a network which had the aim to identify and discuss the commonalities and specificities of feminist movements in the Nordic countries, the present status of Nordic state feminism and the transnational relations of feminist communities.
The project engaged approximately fifty activists, researchers and researcher/activists from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, UK, USA, Germany and Canada.
Open to the general public: 15:00-16:30
15:00-15:10 Presentation of the book, ’Feminisms in the Nordic Region - Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Decolonial Critique’, and the network on The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic region (FFNN) - Pauline Stoltz, Aalborg University
15:10-15:20 Studying feminisms in the Nordic region across time – Birte Siim, Aalborg University
15:20-15:30 Decolonising feminisms in the Nordic region – Stine H. Bang Svendsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
15:30- 15:40 Antiracist feminisms – Diana Mulinari, Lund University
15:40-16:00 Roundtable conversation between the three authors and one discussant - Ann Phoenix, University College London
FFNN network only:
16:30-17:00 Celebration with editors, authors and FFNN network
- Aalborg University, FREIA - Centre for Gender Research
- Helsinki University, Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN)
- Lund University, Department of Gender Studies
- Oslo University, Centre for Gender Research
- Roskilde University, Centre for Gender, Power and Diversity
Want to know more?
- Visit ‘The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region (FFNN)
- More information about the book: Palgrave MacMillan and Springer (Chapters 6, 7, 9 and 10 of the book are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License)
Aalborg University, Helsinki University, Lund University, Oslo University, Roskilde University & Copenhagen University