Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447325970 Will Publish November 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447325963 Published July 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Challenging the Myth of Gender Equality in Sweden

Edited by Lena Martinsson, Gabriele Griffin, and Katarina Giritli Nygren

Challenging the Myth of Gender Equality in Sweden

Edited by Lena Martinsson, Gabriele Griffin, and Katarina Giritli Nygren

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447325970 Will Publish November 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447325963 Published July 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Sweden has the reputation of being one of the most gender-equal countries in the world, and it is often held up as a model for other societies—but the reality is much more complicated, as this volume shows. The first book to provide a thorough analysis of the myth of Swedish gender equality, it demonstrates how that dominant idea has become a form of heteronormative, racially specific nationalism that ultimately excludes those who fall outside the social norm.
Contents
Introduction ~ Lena Martinsson, Gabriele Griffin, Katarina Giritli-Nygren;
When feminism became gender equality and antiracism turned into diversity management ~ Paulina de los Reyes;
Normalization meets governmentality: Gender equality reassembled ~ Siv Fahlgren, Katarina Giritli-Nygren and Anders Johansson;
Emotionally charged: Visualizations of gender equality ~ Kajsa Widegren;
Gender equality under threat? Exploring the dilemmas of an ethno-nationalist political party ~ Diana Mulinari;
Re-thinking gender equality and the Swedish welfare state: A view from outside ~ Gabriele Griffin;
How is the myth of Swedish gender equality upheld outside of Sweden? A case study ~ Nina Lykke;
What should we do instead? Gender equality projects and feminist critique ~ Angelika Sjöstedt Landén and Gunilla Olofsdotter;
Frictions and new figurations: What is happening to the gender equality norm? ~ Lena Martinsson
Review Quotes
Harriet Silius, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
“Is gender equality a mantra disguising other inequalities? Is it a Swedish myth which creates Sweden as the most modern nation in the world? Find out in this inspiring book!”
Sara Clavero, Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics, Queen’s Universty Belfast
“A thought-provoking book providing a penetrating analysis of the tensions and contradictions in the notion of gender equality in Sweden, this publication is a very welcomed contribution to the literature in the field.”
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