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Johansson Wilén, EvelinaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-4908-1783
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Carlsson, V. & Johansson Wilén, E. (2024). “It is controlling, but you don’t really care.”: Researchers’ perceptions of legitimation of research policy. Science and Public Policy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“It is controlling, but you don’t really care.”: Researchers’ perceptions of legitimation of research policy
2024 (English)In: Science and Public Policy, ISSN 0302-3427, E-ISSN 1471-5430Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Starting from the tension between scientific autonomy and state governing in research policy, the aim of this article is to examine how researchers who apply for funding in Sweden perceive the legitimate grounds for a new research policy in which sex and gender perspectives are integrated as criteria in assessing scientific quality. Our results show that researcher’s perception of themselves, and of the purpose of research, is compatible with dominant ideals in contemporary academic landscape, where knowledge is treated as a deliverable to external stakeholders or to meet politically formulated goals. However, according to researchers, the legitimate sources of policy influence originate from their own profession or the common interest of the people, explicitly expressed by citizens. Researchers are questioning, and find strategies to avoid, top-down state governing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2024
Keywords
research policy, sex and gender perspectives, scientific quality, policy legitimation, policy influence
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-112021 (URN)10.1093/scipol/scae004 (DOI)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, FOE20-0049
Available from: 2024-02-29 Created: 2024-02-29 Last updated: 2024-02-29Bibliographically approved
Johansson Wilén, E. (2024). Sex and Gender Perspectives as Quality? On the Controversy About Gender and Science in the Swedish Research Debate. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sex and Gender Perspectives as Quality? On the Controversy About Gender and Science in the Swedish Research Debate
2024 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In a 2016 bill, the Swedish government tasked state-governed research councils with incorporating sex and gender perspectives (SGP) into their assessment of research quality. The present article examines the response to the bill and subsequent measures in Swedish public debate from 2016–2021, as well as justifications for such measures in preceding policy documents. The analysis focuses on how different arguments in the debate articulate the relationship between research, politics, and quality and how these articulations can be analysed with the help of theoretical perspectives on the contemporary production of knowledge as well as previous scholarly work on gender mainstreaming. The article demonstrates that most critics describe politics, research, and quality as incompatible. The defenders argue for the implementation of SGP by invoking either a quality perspective and/or an equality perspective. While some actors argue that SGP is of significance only when it enhances quality, others point to the political value of the criteria, adhering to a post-academic emphasis on the societal value of science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2024
Keywords
Critique of feminism, research policies, gender mainstreaming in academia, knowledge production
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110989 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2023.2299460 (DOI)001147026100001 ()2-s2.0-85183027558 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, FOE20-0049
Available from: 2024-01-24 Created: 2024-01-24 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, V. & Johansson Wilén, E. (2023). Antifeminism i ett förändrat samhälle: Introduktion till avsnittets texter. Stockholm: Tidskriftsföreningen Fronesis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Antifeminism i ett förändrat samhälle: Introduktion till avsnittets texter
2023 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Tidskriftsföreningen Fronesis, 2023
Series
Fronesis, ISSN 1404-2614 ; 76-77
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107656 (URN)
Available from: 2023-08-17 Created: 2023-08-17 Last updated: 2023-08-17Bibliographically approved
Pálmadóttir, V., Johansson Wilén, E. & Schmitz, E. (2023). Collective identity, solidarity, and sisterhood in the ASAB cleaning women's strike and the Women's day off in Iceland. Labor history, 1-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collective identity, solidarity, and sisterhood in the ASAB cleaning women's strike and the Women's day off in Iceland
2023 (English)In: Labor history, ISSN 0023-656X, E-ISSN 1469-9702, p. 1-18Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years feminist movements have increasingly employed the form and rhetoric of strikes in framing their protests. The rise of the women’s strike movement has been seen as an indicator of an invigorated wave of feminist activism that focuses, to a greater extent, on structural economic injustices. The aim of this article is to provide a historical aspect to the growing research on strikes as a multifaceted form of protest. The article analyses articulations of collective identity, solidarity, and sisterhood in two different kinds of ‘women’s strikes’ that took place in the Nordic region during the mid-1970s; the ASAB cleaners’ strikes in Sweden during 1974–1975 and the Icelandic Women’s Day Off that took place on October 24, 1975. The article explores how the relationship between gender and class was conceptualized by participants, organizers, and bystanders. We employ these cases to study how solidarity and sisterhood across differences among women might have appeared in practice while at the same time reflecting internal tensions and varying interests. Moreover, the article reflects on the specific form of the strikes and the potential impact their respective form might have had on the political articulations that came out of them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
solidarity, sisterhood, collective identity, women's strikes, labor history, feminist history, Marxist feminism
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107649 (URN)10.1080/0023656x.2023.2223518 (DOI)001011869400001 ()
Available from: 2023-08-16 Created: 2023-08-16 Last updated: 2023-08-17Bibliographically approved
Johansson Wilén, E. (2023). En andra kritik av familjekritiken. Göteborg: Socialistisk Politik
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En andra kritik av familjekritiken
2023 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Göteborg: Socialistisk Politik, 2023. p. 4-5
Series
Röda rummet, ISSN 1403–3844 ; 1
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107666 (URN)
Available from: 2023-08-17 Created: 2023-08-17 Last updated: 2023-08-18Bibliographically approved
Johansson Wilén, E. (2023). Familjen måste vridas ur kapitalets grepp. Stockholm: Tidningsföreningen Norrskensflamman UPA
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Familjen måste vridas ur kapitalets grepp
2023 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Tidningsföreningen Norrskensflamman UPA, 2023
Series
Flamman ; 2023: 2 maj
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107667 (URN)
Available from: 2023-08-17 Created: 2023-08-17 Last updated: 2023-08-17Bibliographically approved
Johansson Wilén, E. (2023). Feminist alliances against precarity or capitalism? A continuation of the Butler–Fraser debate. Acta Sociologica
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feminist alliances against precarity or capitalism? A continuation of the Butler–Fraser debate
2023 (English)In: Acta Sociologica, ISSN 0001-6993, E-ISSN 1502-3869Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The relation between different forms of oppressive structures has been an object of dispute throughout the history of feminism. One of the most influential debates devoted to this issue is the one between Judith Butler and Nancy Fraser during the 1990s. Although the debate attracted a great deal of attention, and both thinkers have subsequently developed their theories by introducing novel concepts to describe oppression as well as the conditions of contemporary emancipatory movements, they have not continued to engage in each other's work. This article offers a critical reading of the positions that Fraser and Butler took in the 1990s debate, as well as an identification of shifts in their thinking ensuing from the debate. A particular interest of the article is their conceptualisations of the grounds for political alliances among groups with distinct experiences of oppression. The article not only offers a critique of both Butler's and Fraser's positions in the 1990s debate but also argues that the way in which Fraser's trajectory has come to directly address the issue of the capitalist social order, and which can also be read as an implicit self-critique, is more satisfactory than Butler's later work on precarity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
Capitalism, Judith Butler, Nancy Fraser, political alliances, precarity, recognition, redistribution
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109602 (URN)10.1177/00016993231205190 (DOI)001096004800001 ()2-s2.0-85175825899 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-11-07 Created: 2023-11-07 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Johansson Wilén, E. (2023). Keynote: Feminist alliances against precarity or capitalism. In: : . Paper presented at Feminist Encounters with Marxism, Turku University, Turku, Finland, October 20, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Keynote: Feminist alliances against precarity or capitalism
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109610 (URN)
Conference
Feminist Encounters with Marxism, Turku University, Turku, Finland, October 20, 2023
Available from: 2023-11-07 Created: 2023-11-07 Last updated: 2023-11-07Bibliographically approved
Johansson Wilén, E. (2023). Vem vet? Situerad kunskap i incelrörelsen och i feministisk teori. Stockholm: Tidskriftsföreningen Fronesis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vem vet? Situerad kunskap i incelrörelsen och i feministisk teori
2023 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Tidskriftsföreningen Fronesis, 2023. p. 10
Series
Fronesis, ISSN 1404-2614 ; 76-77
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107657 (URN)
Available from: 2023-08-17 Created: 2023-08-17 Last updated: 2023-08-17Bibliographically approved
Johansson Wilén, E. & Gunnarsson, L. (2023). Who knows? On the epistemic status of experience in sugar-dating research. Feminist Theory
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Who knows? On the epistemic status of experience in sugar-dating research
2023 (English)In: Feminist Theory, ISSN 1464-7001, E-ISSN 1741-2773Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Sugar dating has gained extensive media coverage over the last couple of years, often being depicted as a veiled form of prostitution / sex work. While similar dating arrangements encompassing some sort of economic compensation are well researched in an African and Asian context, sugar dating has only garnered attention from researchers in the Global North during the last decade, in the wake of a proliferation of websites facilitating the practice. In light of the contested nature of the phenomenon, in this article we critically assess how knowledge about sugar dating is constructed in the emerging literature on the topic in the Global North, with a particular focus on the role attributed to sugar daters' own experiential accounts. Alongside furthering the discourse on sugar dating by unravelling the epistemological underpinnings of existing research, we utilise the case of sugar-dating research to elaborate on the continued relevance of feminist debates on the epistemological status of experience. We call for a more comprehensive theoretical examination of experience in sugar-dating research and posit that some versions of feminist standpoint theory, as well as strands in feminist phenomenology, provide valuable theoretical tools for navigating between understanding experience as an ideological construct and/or as a privileged foundation of knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
Experience, feminist epistemology, feminist standpoint theory, ideology, situated knowledge, sugar dating
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107352 (URN)10.1177/14647001231186525 (DOI)001033728700001 ()2-s2.0-85165921092 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2018-00892
Available from: 2023-08-04 Created: 2023-08-04 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
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