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Dahl, U. (2018). Becoming fertile in the land of organic milk: Lesbian and queer reproductions of femininity and motherhood in Sweden. Sexualities, 21(7), 1021-1038
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Becoming fertile in the land of organic milk: Lesbian and queer reproductions of femininity and motherhood in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Sexualities, ISSN 1363-4607, E-ISSN 1461-7382, Vol. 21, no 7, p. 1021-1038Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article draws on popular culture, ethnographic materials and mainstream commercials to discuss contemporary understandings of the relationship between fertility, pregnancy and parenthood among lesbians and other queer persons with uteruses. It argues that, on the one hand, same-sex lesbian motherhood is increasingly celebrated as evidence of Swedish gender and sexual exceptionalism and, on the other, queers who wish to challenge heteronormative gender disavow both the relationship between fertility and femininity, and that of pregnancy and parenthood. The author argues that in studying queer family formation, we must move beyond addressing heteronormativity and begin studying how gender, sexuality, race and class get reproduced in queer kinship stories.

Keywords
femininity, fertility, homonationalism, reproduction, Sweden
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-330796 (URN)10.1177/1363460717718509 (DOI)000444560500004 ()
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2017-10-04 Created: 2017-10-04 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Dahl, U., Kennedy-Mcfoy, M., Sundén, J., Gálvez-Muñoz, L., Martínez-Jiménez, L., Gopinath, G., . . . Tate, S.-A. (2018). Femininity revisited: A roundtable. The European Journal of Women's Studies, 25(3), 384-393
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Femininity revisited: A roundtable
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2018 (English)In: The European Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, E-ISSN 1461-7420, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 384-393Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-360521 (URN)10.1177/1350506818774744 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-09-14 Created: 2018-09-14 Last updated: 2018-11-23Bibliographically approved
Dahl, U. & Sundén, J. (2018). ‘Guest editors’ introduction’, European Journal of Women’s Studies: . The European Journal of Women's Studies, 25(3), 269-277
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Guest editors’ introduction’, European Journal of Women’s Studies:
2018 (English)In: The European Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, E-ISSN 1461-7420, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 269-277Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-351158 (URN)10.1177/1350506818774742 (DOI)000440685600001 ()
Note

Title in WoS: Femininity Revisited: Refiguring Critical Femininity Studies introduction

Available from: 2018-05-21 Created: 2018-05-21 Last updated: 2018-11-20Bibliographically approved
Dahl, U. (2018). Moderskapande meditationer och variationer. In: Margareta Fahlgren; Anna Williams (Ed.), Mamma hursomhelst: Berättelser om moderskap (pp. 47-61). Stockholm: Gidlunds förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moderskapande meditationer och variationer
2018 (Swedish)In: Mamma hursomhelst: Berättelser om moderskap / [ed] Margareta Fahlgren; Anna Williams, Stockholm: Gidlunds förlag, 2018, p. 47-61Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Gidlunds förlag, 2018
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369731 (URN)9789178449958 (ISBN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2019-04-10Bibliographically approved
Dahl, U. (2018). Queering Sexism and Whiteness with Marilyn Frye. Paragraph, 41(3), 333-348
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Queering Sexism and Whiteness with Marilyn Frye
2018 (English)In: Paragraph, ISSN 0264-8334, E-ISSN 1750-0176, Vol. 41, no 3, p. 333-348Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the importance of geopolitical specificity in discussions about waves in feminism and investigates the (proto-)queer potential of Marilyn Frye's second-wave work on sexism and white supremacy. It argues that Frye's understanding of sexism relies on the figure of the genderqueer individual and that Frye's critique of reproductive heterosexuality has implications for analyses of both sexism and racism. Finally, it asks what would happen to the contemporary #metoo movement in Sweden if it returned to Frye's radical lesbian feminism as emblematic of the second wave, rather than to the figure of the white, middle-class, heterosexual woman.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369730 (URN)10.3366/para.2018.0275 (DOI)000451075300006 ()
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Dahl, U. & Björklund, J. (2018). What’s Queer and New in Apocalyptic Times. Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet (3-4), 7-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What’s Queer and New in Apocalyptic Times
2018 (English)In: Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet, ISSN 1100-2573, no 3-4, p. 7-18Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This issue of lambda nordica began from a familiar framing in these times: What is “new” in queer studies? As editors, we eagerly awaited submissions in the form of surprising, interesting, bold, and new research from queer scholars. The present issue, as long and late in it’s making as the Swedish government, is the outcome and it presents a number of emerging scholars and topics that are being pursued in PhD theses and postdoctoral projects in a range of disciplines, as well as reflections on new queer art. In this editorial, we want to briefly reflect on the past year and on what we, with José Esteban Muñoz’ words above, might call the “mess we are in” tells us about queer studies and the politics of newness. Do we need to bracket queer in order to let queer do new work?

National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-380633 (URN)10.34041/ln.v23.548 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-03-30 Created: 2019-03-30 Last updated: 2019-07-16Bibliographically approved
Dahl, U. (2017). Därför måste feminister vara glädjedödare: Under Strecket. Svenska Dagbladet (10/5)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Därför måste feminister vara glädjedödare: Under Strecket
2017 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, no 10/5Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-349397 (URN)
Available from: 2018-04-26 Created: 2018-04-26 Last updated: 2018-05-30Bibliographically approved
Dahl, U. (2017). Femmebodiment: Notes on queer feminine shapes of vulnerability. Feminist Theory, 18(1), 35-53
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Femmebodiment: Notes on queer feminine shapes of vulnerability
2017 (English)In: Feminist Theory, ISSN 1464-7001, E-ISSN 1741-2773, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 35-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In a time when worlds, communities and subjects are increasingly presented as ‘vulnerable’, much remains to be said about the distinctly feminine shapes of ‘vulnerability’; weakness, softness, permeability, a sense of being affected, imprinted upon, or entered and shattered. While this presumed vulnerability of the feminine body has often been the basis of feminist sexual politics, feminist goals of autonomy often presume an internal and external undoing of vulnerability as such. Drawing on ethnographic research with queer femmes and building on Sara Ahmed’s (2004a) idea that vulnerability is a ‘particular kind of bodily relation to the world’, this experimental article challenges the popularised idea that to queer femininity requires action, intention, agency and strength. Extending the work of femme authors Dorothy Allison and Ann Cvetkovich, the article considers the cracks in such femme politics, and focuses on how femme feelings of vulnerability take shape and figure in movements, and become what sticks between femme bodies of flesh and knowledge. Attending to the sensuous canvas of skin, to high-heeled movement and desire for both sex and sisterhood, these are notes on the work of affect in what is here called femmebodiment towards a somatechnical understanding of femininity.

Keywords
Affect, desire, femininity, femme, femmebodiment, vulnerability
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-312445 (URN)10.1177/1464700116683902 (DOI)000397214700003 ()
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2017-01-09 Created: 2017-01-09 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Dahl, U. & Gunnarsson Payne, J. (2014). Guest editors' introduction: Rethinking queer kinship and reproduction. Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet, 3-4(19), 11-27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Guest editors' introduction: Rethinking queer kinship and reproduction
2014 (English)In: Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet, ISSN 1100-2573, Vol. 3-4, no 19, p. 11-27Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-349395 (URN)
Available from: 2018-04-26 Created: 2018-04-26 Last updated: 2018-05-30Bibliographically approved
Dahl, U. (2014). Not Gay as in Happy, but Queer as in Fuck You: Notes on Love and Failure inQueer(ing) kinship. Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet, 19(3-4), 143-168
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Not Gay as in Happy, but Queer as in Fuck You: Notes on Love and Failure inQueer(ing) kinship
2014 (English)In: Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet, ISSN 1100-2573, Vol. 19, no 3-4, p. 143-168Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-349394 (URN)
Available from: 2018-04-26 Created: 2018-04-26 Last updated: 2018-05-30Bibliographically approved
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