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Björklund, J. (2018). Motherhood Gone Wrong: Failure as Resistance in Twenty-First Century Swedish Literature. Contemporary Women's Writing, 12(1), 83-100
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Motherhood Gone Wrong: Failure as Resistance in Twenty-First Century Swedish Literature
2018 (English)In: Contemporary Women's Writing, ISSN 1754-1476, E-ISSN 1754-1484, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 83-100Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates three twenty-first century Swedish novels about mothers who leave their children, in light of a contemporary Swedish context, where the nuclear family has gained a stronger position while mothers struggle to balance different ideals. The novels take issue particularly with cultural ideals of good motherhood in two ways. First, the novels represent mothers who engage in a kind of good motherhood that becomes excessive and thus subversive. Second, their representations of failing mothers can be seen as resistance to a discourse that expects women to meet ideals that not only are unrealistic but also emphasize individual success instead of challenging structural inequalities. Moreover, the novels’ representations of family constellations challenge the nuclear family ideal and suggest alternative ways of organizing close relationships.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2018
National Category
General Literature Studies Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-349812 (URN)10.1093/cww/vpy004 (DOI)000429450300006 ()
Available from: 2018-05-01 Created: 2018-05-01 Last updated: 2018-06-11Bibliographically approved
Björklund, J. (2016). Arrogant Perceptors, World-Travelers, and World-Backpackers: Rethinking María Lugones' Theoretical Framework Through Lukas Moodysson's Mammoth. In: Lisa Folkmarson Käll (Ed.), Bodies, Boundaries and Vulnerabilities: Interrogating Social, Cultural and Political Aspects of Embodiment (pp. 31-46). Cham et al: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arrogant Perceptors, World-Travelers, and World-Backpackers: Rethinking María Lugones' Theoretical Framework Through Lukas Moodysson's Mammoth
2016 (English)In: Bodies, Boundaries and Vulnerabilities: Interrogating Social, Cultural and Political Aspects of Embodiment / [ed] Lisa Folkmarson Käll, Cham et al: Springer, 2016, p. 31-46Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham et al: Springer, 2016
Series
Crossroads of Knowledge
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269339 (URN)978-3-319-22493-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-12-15 Created: 2015-12-15 Last updated: 2015-12-15
Björklund, J., Hellstrand, I. & Käll, L. F. (2016). Marking the Unmarked: Theorizing Intersectionality and Lived Embodiment Through Mammoth and Antichrist. In: Jacob Bull & Margaretha Fahlgren (Ed.), Illdisciplined Gender: Engaging Questions of Nature/Culture and Transgressive Encounters (pp. 99-113). Cham et al: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Marking the Unmarked: Theorizing Intersectionality and Lived Embodiment Through Mammoth and Antichrist
2016 (English)In: Illdisciplined Gender: Engaging Questions of Nature/Culture and Transgressive Encounters / [ed] Jacob Bull & Margaretha Fahlgren, Cham et al: Springer, 2016, p. 99-113Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham et al: Springer, 2016
Series
Crossroads of Knowledge
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269892 (URN)978-3-319-15271-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2015-12-18
Björklund, J. & Lindqvist, U. (Eds.). (2016). New Dimensions of Diversity in Nordic Culture and Society. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New Dimensions of Diversity in Nordic Culture and Society
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. p. 304
National Category
Other Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-286386 (URN)978-1-4438-8593-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-04-20 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2016-04-20
Björklund, J. (2016). Playing with Pistols: Female Masculinity in Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. Scandinavian Studies, 88(1), 1-16
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Playing with Pistols: Female Masculinity in Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Studies, ISSN 0036-5637, E-ISSN 2163-8195, Vol. 88, no 1, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-297757 (URN)000378463200001 ()
Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2016-06-28 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Björklund, J. (2015). "Det måste gå att befria kärleken från skitpatriarkatets fängelse": Kärnfamiljer och andra familjer i Maria Svelands romaner. In: Jenny Björklund, Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Mattias Pirholt, Magnus Ullén, Maria Wennerström Wohrne (Ed.), "någonstädes mellan sol och söder, mellan nord och natt": Interdisciplinära studier tillägnade professor Torsten Petterson. Hedemora: Gidlunds förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Det måste gå att befria kärleken från skitpatriarkatets fängelse": Kärnfamiljer och andra familjer i Maria Svelands romaner
2015 (Swedish)In: "någonstädes mellan sol och söder, mellan nord och natt": Interdisciplinära studier tillägnade professor Torsten Petterson / [ed] Jenny Björklund, Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Mattias Pirholt, Magnus Ullén, Maria Wennerström Wohrne, Hedemora: Gidlunds förlag, 2015Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hedemora: Gidlunds förlag, 2015
National Category
General Literature Studies Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-262098 (URN)
Available from: 2015-09-08 Created: 2015-09-08 Last updated: 2015-09-08
Björklund, J., Lönngren, A.-S., Pirholt, M., Ullén, M. & Wennerström Wohrne, M. (Eds.). (2015). "någonstädes mellan sol och söder, mellan nord och natt": Interdisciplinära studier tillägnade professor Torsten Pettersson. Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"någonstädes mellan sol och söder, mellan nord och natt": Interdisciplinära studier tillägnade professor Torsten Pettersson
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2015 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2015
National Category
General Literature Studies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-262100 (URN)
Available from: 2015-09-08 Created: 2015-09-08 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Björklund, J. (2014). Lesbianism in Swedish Literature: An Ambiguous Affair. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lesbianism in Swedish Literature: An Ambiguous Affair
2014 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. p. 213
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230146 (URN)978-1-137-36495-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-08-19 Created: 2014-08-19 Last updated: 2014-08-20
Björklund, J. (2013). Coming Out, Coming In: Geographies of Lesbian Existence in Contemporary Swedish Youth Novels. In: Andrew Gorman-Murray, Barbara Pini, and Lia Bryant (Ed.), Sexuality, Rurality, and Geography: (pp. 159-171). Lexington Books: Lexington Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coming Out, Coming In: Geographies of Lesbian Existence in Contemporary Swedish Youth Novels
2013 (English)In: Sexuality, Rurality, and Geography / [ed] Andrew Gorman-Murray, Barbara Pini, and Lia Bryant, Lexington Books: Lexington Books , 2013, p. 159-171Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lexington Books: Lexington Books, 2013
National Category
General Literature Studies Gender Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214721 (URN)978-0-7391-6936-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-08-19
Björklund, J. (2013). En ambivalent historia: Kärlek mellan kvinnor i svensk litteratur. In: Eva Heggestad, Anna Williams och Ann Öhrberg (Ed.), Fält i förvandling: Genusvetenskaplig litteraturforskning (pp. 185-197). Gidlunds förlag: Gidlunds förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En ambivalent historia: Kärlek mellan kvinnor i svensk litteratur
2013 (Swedish)In: Fält i förvandling: Genusvetenskaplig litteraturforskning / [ed] Eva Heggestad, Anna Williams och Ann Öhrberg, Gidlunds förlag: Gidlunds förlag , 2013, p. 185-197Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gidlunds förlag: Gidlunds förlag, 2013
National Category
General Literature Studies Gender Studies Cultural Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214728 (URN)978-91-7844-883-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-08-19
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