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Challenging the Myth of Gender Equality in Sweden
Goteborg University.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1236-4691
Mid Sweden University.
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sweden is often considered one of the most gender-equal countries in the world and held up as a model to follow, but the reality is more complex. This is the first book to explode the myth of Swedish gender equality, both offering a new perspective for an international audience, and suggesting how equality might be rethought more generally. While the authors argue that the gender-equality mantra in Sweden has led to a society with increased opportunities for some, they also assert that the dominant norm of gender equality has become nationalistic and builds upon heteronormative and racial principles. Examining the changing meanings and parameters of gender equality against the country's social-democratic tradition and in the light of contemporary neoliberal ideologies, the book constitutes an urgent contribution to the debates about gender-equality policies and politics.

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Bristol: Policy Press, 2016. , 222 p.
Keyword [en]
gender equality; normalization; govern mentality; racism; Swedish exceptionalism
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279265Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84978180113ISBN: 978-1-56581-231-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-279265DiVA: diva2:907776
Available from: 2016-02-29 Created: 2016-02-29 Last updated: 2016-12-13Bibliographically approved

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