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Jansson, M. & Wallenberg, L. (2023). “I am Mature and Established. There is No Success in That”: On Gendered Ageism in the Swedish Film Industry. In: Liddy, Susan (Ed.), Women, Ageing and the Screen Industries: Falling off a Cliff? (pp. 41-59). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“I am Mature and Established. There is No Success in That”: On Gendered Ageism in the Swedish Film Industry
2023 (English)In: Women, Ageing and the Screen Industries: Falling off a Cliff? / [ed] Liddy, Susan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, p. 41-59Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

How issues of gender equality intertwine with age in the film industry is seldom addressed in studies focussing on film and gender equality behind the camera. It is symptomatic that when a recent gender equality report from the Swedish Film Institute (SFI, Vilka kvinnor? Jämställdhetsrapport 2019/20, https://www.filminstitutet.se/globalassets/_dokument/rapporter/vilka_kvinnor_jamstalldhetsrapport-2019-2020.pdf, 2020) set out to discuss age, the focus is on women actors “falling off the cliff” at the age of 40—as put by Gena Davies. This chapter presents a study based on qualitative interviews with women of various ages working behind the camera in the Swedish film industry. We discuss how these women speak about age and analyse their experiences using the concept of gendered ageism. A particular emphasis is put on two of Sweden’s most famous women directors, with major successes in the 1980s and 1990s—Suzanne Osten and Christina Olofson. This chapter also provides a more general discussion about how women of various ages reproduce a distinction between young and promising and mature and professional in their narration of how gendered age plays into their working conditions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2023
Keywords
Qualitative interviews, Gendered ageism, Work life experiences, Suzanne Osten, Christina Olofson
National Category
Studies on Film Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-106017 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-18385-0_3 (DOI)9783031183850 (ISBN)9783031183843 (ISBN)
Projects
Representing women
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P17:0079-1
Available from: 2023-05-22 Created: 2023-05-22 Last updated: 2023-05-23Bibliographically approved
Maud, E., Jansson, M., Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2023). Kön, heterosexualitet och (o)trygghet: En feministisk analys av svenska säkerhetsdebatter i skuggan av kriget i Ukraina: [GENDER, SEXUALITY AND (IN)SECURITY: A feminist analysis of Swedish security debates following the war in Ukraine]. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 43(2-3), 37-60
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kön, heterosexualitet och (o)trygghet: En feministisk analys av svenska säkerhetsdebatter i skuggan av kriget i Ukraina: [GENDER, SEXUALITY AND (IN)SECURITY: A feminist analysis of Swedish security debates following the war in Ukraine]
2023 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 43, no 2-3, p. 37-60Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines how the war in Ukraine and the subsequent re-orientation of Swedish security and defense policy leading up to a NATO-application, has been discussed in Swedish public debate. We ask what work gender does in the sense-making of the war and the changes in security policy. Departing from feminist theories of security and gendered protection, the study discusses the ambivalent ways in which gender and the trope of Sweden as a gender equal nation is negotiated in the media (print media and television) and by policy makers. The gendered imaginaries of masculinist protection and the vulnerability of women and children legitimize violence as the most adequate way to respond to this new situation. Gender is used to depoliticize security politics and to frame militarization as unavoidable. In this context, gender equality is both seen as a value worthy of protection and as an internal threat weakening men, and inclining women to object to the military responses suggested. We argue that the production of masculinity and militarization promotes a security ideology imbued with violence, hierarchies, and control.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ämnesföreningen för genusvetenskap (ÄG), 2023
Keywords
Gender, security, NATO, myth of protection, Sweden, Genus, säkerhet, svensk säkerhetspolitik, Nato, beskyddsmyt
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110117 (URN)
Note

DOI 10.55870/tgv.v43i2-3.8446 fungerar inte.

Available from: 2023-12-08 Created: 2023-12-08 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Calderón-Sandoval, O. & Jansson, M. (2023). Subverting technologies of gender in male-dominated gender regimes: (self) representations of Spanish and Swedish women filmmakers. Feminist Media Studies, 23(7), 3599-3614
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Subverting technologies of gender in male-dominated gender regimes: (self) representations of Spanish and Swedish women filmmakers
2023 (English)In: Feminist Media Studies, ISSN 1468-0777, E-ISSN 1471-5902, Vol. 23, no 7, p. 3599-3614Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses (self)representations of women filmmakers active in the Swedish and Spanish film industries, looking at how “technologies of gender,” as theorised by Teresa de Lauretis, work to resist change within the industry’s “gender regimes” (as conceptualised by Raewyn Connell), but are also simultaneously rein-vented by women film workers. Even though the gender regimes of Spain and Sweden are quite different, and despite the diversity of positions adopted by women film workers concerning cinema—as art, commodity, and socio-political technology—there are striking similarities in the obstacles faced by women in a male-dominated industry. We identify these similarities in a series of interviews with women filmmakers from both countries. What emerges as shared across both contexts is the ambivalent negotiation that women film workers have to carry out in their self-representations, when entering an industry built around a male norm. But along with these representations marked by the relation to patriarchal technologies of gender, many women creators also search for bottom-up narra-tives and appropriations of such technologies to construct themselves and their works outside and beyond the androcentric model of the current film industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Women filmmakers, technology of gender, gender regime, (self) representations, European film industry
National Category
Gender Studies Studies on Film
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-101760 (URN)10.1080/14680777.2022.2129413 (DOI)000866339700001 ()2-s2.0-85139855863 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P19-0079:1
Note

Funding agency:

Consejería de Economía, Conocimiento, Empresas y Universidad, Junta de Andalucía [Cofinanciación Fondo Social Europeo]

Available from: 2022-10-12 Created: 2022-10-12 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M., Johansson, P. & Sandhal, J. (2023). Trust as subject content: Advancing students’ reasoning on democracy through displacement. Journal of Social Science Education, 22(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trust as subject content: Advancing students’ reasoning on democracy through displacement
2023 (English)In: Journal of Social Science Education, E-ISSN 1618-5293, Vol. 22, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The article explores how the tension between embracing and scrutinising democracy can be productively overcome through social science teaching about democracy that focuses on trust as a subject content.

Design/methodology/approach: Empirical materials were collected through focus group interviews before and after an inquiry-based teaching segment on trust, and the materials were analysed qualitatively through three grounded themes.

Findings: It is argued that working with the displacement of subject content in inquiry-based teaching about democracy enhances the possibilities for students to deepen their knowledge about democracy, while enabling them to scrutinise the democratic system critically.

Research limitations/implications: The article reports from a small-scale study of four classes in two upper secondary schools in Sweden, and the study provides tentative observations and conclusions that should be investigated further in future research.

Practical implications: The article shows how trust as a subject content can contribute to problematising students’ understandings of democracy, and how the displacement of content can be important in formulating compelling questions and in designing inquiries on democracy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sowi-Online e.V., Universität Bielefeld, 2023
Keywords
social science education, trust, citizenship, democracy, displacement
National Category
Educational Sciences Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-108898 (URN)10.11576/jsse-5548 (DOI)2-s2.0-85174581968 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Social science education on trust for an active and critical citizenship
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2019-03439_VR
Available from: 2023-10-11 Created: 2023-10-11 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M. (2023). Undervisa om kön, genus och sexualitet. Stockholm: Föreningen SO-didaktik
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Undervisa om kön, genus och sexualitet
2023 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Genusforskaren Maria Jansson diskuterar hur undervisning i samhällskunskap kan bidra till att kvalificera elevers förmåga att resonera kring, undersöka och granska skillnader i kvinnors och mäns villkor. Maria resonerar kring vad könsproblematiserande forskning är och diskuterar utmaningar hon mött i undervisning på universitetet om frågor som berör kön och genus. Hon menar att föreställningen om Sverige som ett jämställd land måste utmanas och att elever måste lära sig göra skillnader på samhällsstrukturer och individuella val när det handlar om kön, genus och sexualitet.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Föreningen SO-didaktik, 2023. p. 10
Series
So-didaktik, E-ISSN 2002-4525
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-108899 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2019-03439_VR
Available from: 2023-10-11 Created: 2023-10-11 Last updated: 2023-10-12Bibliographically approved
Hansen, M. B. & Jansson, M. (2023). Who Cares? The Neoliberal Turn and Changes in the Articulations of Women’s Relation to the Swedish Welfare State. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 31(1), 17-31
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Who Cares? The Neoliberal Turn and Changes in the Articulations of Women’s Relation to the Swedish Welfare State
2023 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 17-31Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article aims to investigate how articulations of women’s relation to the welfare state and modes of political agency has changed in Sweden between 1977 and 2017; a period characterized by the introduction and implementation of a neoliberal political rationality. By way of discourse analysis, the article highlights the reciprocal relationship between the construction of the welfare state and women. To this end, it analyses the debates following two films that problematize women’s relation to the welfare state, Summer Paradise (1977) and Beyond Dreams (2017). The article argues that: (a) childcare as a structuring factor for women’s work is replaced by a focus on the responsibility of the individual to provide for herself; (b) gender as a structuring principle is replaced by gender as an attribute of the individual, and; (c) the relation between women and the state is individualized. As a result, the state becomes articulated as an individualized collectivity, which aims to serve the individual’s self-preservation as opposed to the state being an arena for solving societal and collective problems. We argue that the neoliberal turn has changed women’s political subjectivity from a focus on collective action to an atomization of agency against systemic gender inequalities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
welfare state, gender, discourse theory, film, media, neoliberalism
National Category
Gender Studies Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Studies on Film Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-97838 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2022.2044379 (DOI)000765608800001 ()2-s2.0-85126183775 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Representing women - gendering Swedish film culture
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P17-0079:1
Available from: 2022-03-07 Created: 2022-03-07 Last updated: 2023-07-28Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M. (2022). Kvinnors närvaro och makten över filmen. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvinnors närvaro och makten över filmen
2022 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022. p. 242
National Category
Political Science Gender Studies Studies on Film
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-101679 (URN)9789144154152 (ISBN)
Projects
Representing women - gendering Swedish film culture
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P17-0079:1
Available from: 2022-10-06 Created: 2022-10-06 Last updated: 2022-10-10Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M. & Calderón-Sandoval, O. (2022). Opposition to gender quotas in Sweden and Spain: Debates about gender equality in the film industry. Women's Studies: International Forum, 93, Article ID 102599.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Opposition to gender quotas in Sweden and Spain: Debates about gender equality in the film industry
2022 (English)In: Women's Studies: International Forum, ISSN 0277-5395, E-ISSN 1879-243X, Vol. 93, article id 102599Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses how gender quotas in film policy are debated in the Spanish and Swedish film industries. By analysing public records, media material and interviews with industry stakeholders, four categories of arguments are found: (1) Arguments for quotas, articulating the problems women face in the industry; (2) Arguments against quotas related to the specificities of the industry; (3) Arguments for and against quotas which refer to women's shortcomings, and; (4) Arguments problematising quotas by feminists who want more transformative reforms. While policies are designed differently and have different conceptualisations of gender, arguments discussing quotas are similar in both countries. Gender equality policies in both countries seem unable to change the male norm in the industry. Arguments put forth by opponents tend to point to women's lack of talent and how quotas will jeopardise the industry, whereas feminist arguments problematising quotas point at the limitations of the reforms to seriously question structural inequalities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Quotas, Gender equality, Resistance, Film policy, Comparativ, eWomen filmmakers
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-99413 (URN)10.1016/j.wsif.2022.102599 (DOI)000804946000002 ()2-s2.0-85130314446 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Representing women - gendering Swedish film culture
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P17-0079:1
Available from: 2022-06-03 Created: 2022-06-03 Last updated: 2022-06-16Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M. & Wallenberg, L. (2022). Women’s agency in the Swedish film industry: Annoying little buggers and passionate team players. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 12(2), 201-216
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women’s agency in the Swedish film industry: Annoying little buggers and passionate team players
2022 (English)In: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, ISSN 2042-7891, E-ISSN 2042-7905, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 201-216Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article is based on transcripts of interviews with twenty women directors in the Swedish film industry conducted in 2018 and 2019, focusing on narratives from women working under varying conditions and in several genres who have actively chosen various strategies to manage their work situation. We contextualize their actions and choices to unpack how their work and efforts fit into an industry still dominated by men and influenced by a culture of masculinity idealizing the male genius. In the first section, we discuss how the women experienced their first encounters with the industry and what strategies they developed at this stage. In the second section, we discuss women’s deliberations about how to make work on the set manageable and productive. In the final section, we investigate various strategies related to work opportunities and the possibilities for women to realize their visions and their passion for making films.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2022
Keywords
women filmmakers, passion, strategies, gender equality, out of place, qualitative interviews, creativity
National Category
Gender Studies Studies on Film
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-102354 (URN)10.1386/jsca_00073_1 (DOI)001021477200008 ()2-s2.0-85141865627 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Representing women - gendering Swedish film culture
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P17-0079-1
Available from: 2022-11-23 Created: 2022-11-23 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Wallenberg, L. & Jansson, M. (2021). "On and off screen: Women's work in the screen industries". Gender, Work and Organization, 28(6), 1991-1996
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"On and off screen: Women's work in the screen industries"
2021 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 28, no 6, p. 1991-1996Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2021
Keywords
screening industries, women, work life experiences
National Category
Gender Studies Studies on Film
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-94507 (URN)10.1111/gwao.12748 (DOI)000695409300001 ()2-s2.0-85114406093 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P17-0079:1
Available from: 2021-09-23 Created: 2021-09-23 Last updated: 2022-01-13Bibliographically approved
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