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From national to transnational feminist movements?

From national to transnational feminist movements?

What is the relationship between transnational feminism and feminism in the Nordic countries?

Time

10.03.2017 kl. 10.00 - 12.03.2017 kl. 17.00

Description

Place: The Centre for Gender Studies, University of Lund
Date: 10-12 March 2017
Deadline for proposals and abstracts: 12 December 2016

► Workshop programme, Lund, 10-12 March 2017

► Please see More about The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic region Network (FFNN).

What is the relationship between transnational feminism and feminism in the Nordic countries? What forms of collaboration and solidarity may be traced? What levels of disagreement? In this workshop we will focus on the strategies, agendas, topics and tensions of transnational/international/ regional/ Nordic forms of women’s mobilization (with particular focus on visions and coalitions - indigenous people, queer people, migrant populations, NGOs at the European and global levels – and on new social media).

On behalf of the organizers of The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region Network (FFNN), we are delighted to confirm the participation of Prof. Chandra Mohanty from Syracuse University in New York, USA, and Fakhra Salimi from the MiRA Resource Centre for Black, Immigrant and Refugee Women in Oslo, Norway, as keynote speakers.


Call for presentations of organizations and their activities, campaigns, etc. in the form of (PowerPoint) presentations, posters, etc.

We welcome submission of ideas for oral presentations, posters and other visual forms (films, video etc.) grasping both feminist activism and diverse feminist initiatives both at the level of civil society and state institutions.

Please send a proposal for presentations, posters and other visual forms of presentation before 12 December 2016 to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ffnn22017The length of the proposal should be 200-300 words. Please indicate any need of technical equipment that you cannot bring yourself.  


Call for papers

We welcome submission of papers looking at Nordic feminism from different theoretical and methodological perspectives. Papers could not only theorize feminism as a social movement in Scandinavia but also engage in a broader exploration of the transformation of the “Nordic” model and its impact on the form, content and social actors acting upon feminism as a field of struggle. 

The methodological issues we would like to address are how to overcome methodological nationalism, operationalize the Nordic, the dynamics between new local feminisms, national state feminisms and transnational feminisms. 

Possible questions for papers could include:

  • Do feminists in the Nordic countries identify themselves as “Nordic feminists”? What does it mean to name one self as a Nordic feminist today? 
  • The contents of feminist movements have changed due to critique from diasporic communities of the exclusionary politics and practices of the movements, and their demand for a stronger emphasis on intersectionality. Which politics of belonging regarding national/ ethnic /religious backgrounds are feminisms speaking for and acting upon? 
  • Which forms of structural/institutional/everyday racism can be recognized in the Nordic countries and within feminist movements and organisations? 
  • What does intersectionality mean in the Nordic countries? 
  • How are parameters of belonging and boundaries of community defined within feminist organizations? 
  • What are the central demands of feminists made against racism, and how would to pursue those goals change the feminist movement/the society? 
  • What are the dynamics between new local feminisms, national state feminisms and transnational feminisms? 
  • Which Nordic national groups are included in transnational organizations such as the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and the Network Against Racism (ENAR), and what are the strengths and weaknesses of the multilevel dynamics? 
  • Can feminisms from the Global South and the Global North communicate and build alliances within and outside of global organizations and institutions to change unequal global (economic, political) relations? And if so, how? 
  • What are the roles of feminisms and transnational connections in developing ways of solving conflicts and searching for peaceful solutions in regional/global politics?  

Please, send an abstract of 200 - 300 words before 12 December 2016 to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ffnn22017.


For more information please contact:

Diana Mulinari (FFNN local organizer): diana.mulinari@genus.lu.se 
Pauline Stoltz (FFNN coordinator):  stoltz@cgs.aau.dk   
Marianne Ellersgaard (FFNN secretary): ellersgaard@cgs.aau.dk


Important Dates:

Deadline for proposals and abstracts: 12 December 2016.
Deadline for registration: 1 February 1017. Please register here.
Deadline for papers: 1 March 2017.

Tervetuloa!!!! Välkommen!!! Velkommen!!!

Host

The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region Project

Address

The Centre for Gender Studies, University of Lund