International online book launch for the book Feminisms in the Nordic Region: Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Decolonial Critique

  • Keskinen, S. (Member of organizing committee)
  • Pauline Stoltz (Chair of organizing committee)
  • Diana Mulinari (Member of organizing committee)

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Join us in the book launch of the recently published book, edited by CEREN researcher Suvi Keskinen , as well as Pauline Stoltz and Diana Mulinari. 📚 🙌 🥂
You will get 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, UCL University College London, will join some of the authors in a roundtable conversation about the themes of the book.
🧭 TIME 09.09.2021 kl. 15:00 - 16:30 (Finnish time)
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 Universitet (Department of Politics and Society/FREIA), Lund University (Centre for Gender Studies), Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) University of Oslo (Centre for Gender Research), Roskilde Universitet – RUC Roskilde University (Department of Society and Globalisation) and University of Helsinki (Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism).
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
16:00-16:30 Q&A with online audience, chair Pauline Stoltz, Aalborg University with the help of Julie Skibsted Larsen, Aalborg University
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
Copenhagen University, CoMMonS
- 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)
- Information and registration to the event also at…/book-launch…
Period9 Sept 2021
Event typeOther
LocationAalborg, DenmarkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational