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New book on Feminisms in the Nordic Region

New book on Feminisms in the Nordic Region

Feminisms in the Nordic Region - Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Decolonial Critique is a new edited volume that recently was published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Last modified: 10.02.2021

One of the editors and authors of a chapter is Pauline Stoltz, associate professor at FREIA - Centre for Gender Research. The other editors are Suvi Keskinen, from University of Helsinki and Diana Mulinari from Lund University.

The book is the result of the Nordic project on 'The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region', which Stoltz coordinated together with Keskinen and Mulinari, as well as with Beatrice Halsaa from Oslo University and Christel Stormhøj from Roskilde University .

The 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 chapters] highlight the strategies of feminist and related antiracist and indigenous movements in regards to ideas about hope, solidarity, intersectionality, and social justice.

Review

“This volume is a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary intersectional feminisms. It is a timely and original collection, breaking new ground in the field of gender and women* studies, critical migration and racism studies, Arctic indigenous studies, and design studies. The contributors critique the welfare state and the co-optation of feminisms into neoliberal and right-wing politics from an anti-racist feminist perspective. They decolonise Nordic feminism through highlighting long-standing anti-colonial struggles by Sámi activists, connecting these to contemporary young Women of Color and Black feminist tactics of (dis)identification and anti-racist feminist intersectional struggles in the Nordic Region.” (Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Professor and Chair in General Sociology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany)'.

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