Draws on forms of political engagement that deviate from the conventional and the institutionalized
Focuses on the emergent, “in between” places and states of “disbelonging” that meaningfully challenge the established hegemonic order
Imagines new forms of political life that especially take their bearings from those who have been marginalized and silenced
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Table of contents (11 chapters)
About this book
This open access book seeks to understand how politics is being made in a pluralistic sense, and explores how these political struggles are challenging and transforming gender, sexuality, and colonial norms. As researchers located in Sweden, a nation often cited as one of the most gender-equal and LGBTQ-tolerant nations, the contributions investigate political processes, decolonial struggles, and events beyond, nearby, and in between organizations, states, and national territories. The collection represents a variety of disciplines, and different theoretical conceptualizations of politics, feminist theory, and postcolonial and queer studies. Students and researchers with an interest of queer studies, gender studies, critical whiteness studies, and civil society studies will find this book an invaluable resource.
- communities of belonging
- Open Access
- gender and sexuality
“There is a hegemonic narrative of Sweden as an exemplary and exceptional feminist nation-state, one that exists in a secular, migrant-friendly, and market-friendly, liberal democracy. Yet this narrative’s racial and religious exclusions and conflicts – of which there are many – have led feminists and LGBTQ activists to question the terms of normative belonging, and to probe the tensions and frictions of contemporary Sweden. This necessary and powerful collection of essays reveals both the exclusions of this exceptionalist national narrative, one that the editors and authors trenchantly term ‘neocolonial,’ and the demands of feminist, queer and trans artists, researchers, migrants, and activists striving to produce lives that think a different Sweden: of communities that are plural, transnational, multi-racial, transformative, radical and ever-changing.” — Inderpal Grewal, Professor Emerita, Yale University, USA
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Erika Alm, Lena Martinsson
Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Mikela Lundahl Hero
Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden
Department of Research and Collections, National Historical Museums of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden
Department of Gender Studies, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
About the editors
Erika Alm, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Linda Berg, Associate Professor, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS), Umeå University, Sweden.
Mikela Lundahl Hero, Senior Lecturer, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Anna Johansson, Senior Lecturer, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, University West, Sweden.
Pia Laskar, Associate Professor, Department of Research and Collections, National Historical Museums of Sweden.
Lena Martinsson, Professor, Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Diana Mulinari, Professor, Department of Gender Studies, University of Lund, Sweden.
Cathrin Wasshede, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg , Sweden.
Book Title: Pluralistic Struggles in Gender, Sexuality and Coloniality
Book Subtitle: Challenging Swedish Exceptionalism
Editors: Erika Alm, Linda Berg, Mikela Lundahl Hero, Anna Johansson, Pia Laskar, Lena Martinsson, Diana Mulinari, … Cathrin Wasshede
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-47431-7Published: 22 September 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-47434-8Published: 23 September 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-47432-4Published: 21 September 2020
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIII, 316
Number of Illustrations: 11 illustrations in colour