Contextualising feminisms in the Nordic region: Neoliberalism, nationalism, and decolonial critique

Pauline Stoltz, Diana Mulinari, Suvi Keskinen

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Abstract

In understanding feminism as a floating signifier, the chapter seeks to explore how feminism as an idea, a project, and a community of belonging is produced and given meaning to by actors inside and outside of feminisms, but also, how feminism is acted upon in different contexts in the region. The chapter outlines the book’s contribution to the studying of the intersections between feminism, neoliberalism, and ethno-nationalism. In order to understand the rapid rise of right-wing populism and increasingly aggressive anti-immigration online campaigns that capitalise on racist and exclusionary nationalism, it is important to contextualise them in the long histories of racial and colonial power relations embedded in the Nordic societies. The chapter makes the link between antiracism and decolonising critiques of feminisms, as well as linking the struggles of migrant and refugee persons to those of indigenous activists, placing these in the sitelines of changing hegemonic forms of feminism throughout the region.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeminisms in the Nordic region : Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Decolonial Critique
EditorsSuvi Keskinen, Pauline Stoltz, Diana Mulinari
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-53463-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-53464-6
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020
SeriesGender and Politics

Keywords

  • Feminism
  • Nordic Region
  • Neoliberalism
  • Nationalism
  • Decoloniality
  • Intersectionality and power relations
  • Anti-Racism
  • populism
  • Migrants
  • Indigenous
  • Activism
  • Social Movements

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  • Projects

    FFNN: The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region

    Stoltz, P., Halsaa, B., Mulinari, D., Keskinen, S. & Stormhøj, C.

    01/01/201631/12/2017

    Project: Research

    Cite this

    Stoltz, P., Mulinari, D., & Keskinen, S. (Accepted/In press). Contextualising feminisms in the Nordic region: Neoliberalism, nationalism, and decolonial critique . In S. Keskinen, P. Stoltz, & D. Mulinari (Eds.), Feminisms in the Nordic region: Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Decolonial Critique Palgrave Macmillan. Gender and Politics