News, archive 2010

New thesis questions the explanations to gender wage gap

2010-04-19 12:00

The gender wage gap is accounted for to a substantial degree by the sex composition of occupations. Charlotta Magnusson, at Stockholm University, examines the mechanisms that produce this pattern.

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Passionate resistance against heteronormativity

2010-04-08 13:37

The activists studied in Cathrin Wasshede’s doctoral thesis promote politics that move boundaries and give rise to new opportunities. At the same time, new power structures are formed in areas that were intended to be free of such mechanisms.

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Lebanese database for female experts

2010-03-31 12:56

Recently the new online database Who is she in Lebanon? was established. The database displays female experts in a range of areas and is administrated by the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab world, IWSAW, at the Lebanese American University. Maysa Hajj Ballan is web editor of the database.

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Archaeology beyond the great hunter

2010-03-17 10:46

Tove Hjørungdal, new Professor of Archaeology at the University of Gothenburg, uses the gender perspective in her research.

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Call for European conference in Sweden

2010-02-17 08:32

First announcement for the European conference EQUALITY, GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY – DO THEY MIX? 25-26 November 2010, Linköping University, Sweden

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Queer political struggles in Trikster

2010-02-04 08:35

The fourth issue of "Trikster - Nordic Queer Journal" focuses on present queer political struggles.The fourth issue of Trikster - Nordic Queer Journal focuses on present queer political struggles.

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Strindberg reconsidered

2010-01-25 13:49

The official picture of the author August Strindberg is multifaceted. Radical social iconoclast, insane misogynist, genius and imposing national poet are some of his epithets. The picture becomes even more complex when studied in the light of new queer theory.

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Middle managers as change agents

2010-01-20 13:55

The English popular version of the Swedish project Middle managers as change agents is now available for purchase or free download. Description "Why are the men expected to be the ones doing the talking at meetings? Why, when minutes have to be taken, are women expected to take on the secretarial ...

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What is gender pedagogy?

2010-01-12 11:54

Gender pedagogy, interpreted as the study of teaching from a gender perspective, has long been a subject of research. It was not until after the turn of the millennium that this concept was spread under the name of pedagogy with a focus on gender. What, then, is gender pedagogy? And how equal and gender-conscious are preschools and other schools in Sweden?

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Teaching with gender

2010-01-11 08:40

The final book in the "Teaching with gender"-series is now released. The eight books focus on learning and teaching in the interdisciplinary field of gender studies.

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Gender Research in Sweden 2009

2010-01-07 11:13

For once, two years have passed since the last issue of Gender Research in Sweden. The articles in this issue have then been collected for a longer period of time than usual. Swedish gender research is more comprehensive and broader than ever, which makes it impossible to give an exhaustive descript...

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