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Ljungcrantz, D. & Gustavson, M. (2015). A viral repolitization. In: : . Paper presented at The International Somatechnics Conference. Tucson, US
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A viral repolitization
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Assembling the different stories on hiv and aids we will together discuss how activism can transform health-disease narrative that would relocate the politics of virus.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tucson, US: , 2015
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-147674 (URN)
Conference
The International Somatechnics Conference
Available from: 2018-05-04 Created: 2018-05-04 Last updated: 2018-05-04
Gustavson, M. (2015). Animating hiv: the shifting gazes of spectatorship: A viral repolitization. In: : . Paper presented at Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson 15th to 18th April 2015 Tuscon, Arizona, United States of America.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Animating hiv: the shifting gazes of spectatorship: A viral repolitization
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

1986 the Swedish goverment set up a delegation, Aidsdelgationen, with the comission to informingand communicating objective and impartial facts on aids and hiv. The delgation was most known oftheir conspicuous posters that was generously spread in public spaces and media all over Swedenfrom 1987 until about 1993, when the first antiretroviral drugs appeard and most of the campaignsstopped. The posters were, in Sweden as elsewhere, sharply critizised for being moralistic aroundsex, and, above all, for stigmatizing certain groups as risk groups. I have managed to relocate someof the posters and I will discuss what kind of spectatorship they animate; what kind of subjectivitydo we embody by the act of looking, by being exposed to health propaganda?

National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126451 (URN)
Conference
Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson 15th to 18th April 2015 Tuscon, Arizona, United States of America
Projects
A viral repolitization
Note

Gemensam presentation med Desireé Ljungcrantz som presenterade med papret "

EmobodimentalHIVperformativities"

Available from: 2016-03-25 Created: 2016-03-25 Last updated: 2016-04-06
Gustavson, M. (2014). Examining the affects of gender neutral language in Swedish Marriage Code. In: : . Paper presented at Language and Law in Social Practice - 3rd International Conference Royal Palace, Caserta 14th May 2014 - 17th May 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining the affects of gender neutral language in Swedish Marriage Code
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Drawing on some of the topics and discussions covered in the 2nd International Conference (10-11-12 May 2012), this third symposium seeks to expand on the relationship between law and language by exploring the role of legal discourse in a wide array of social/institutional settings, where it is an integral and constitutive part of the ‘social practices’ manifested in different languages, cultures and societies. The understanding of legal discourses and practices includes not only the legal rules, institutions, and processes constructed as part of social structures and systems, but also their impact on other diverse social categories and values where the agency of language-discourse is involved in various aspects of social life. - See more at: http://www.iafl.org/conffullposts.php?id=113#sthash.Qcp9QpXj.dpuf

National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126452 (URN)
Conference
Language and Law in Social Practice - 3rd International Conference Royal Palace, Caserta 14th May 2014 - 17th May 2014
Available from: 2016-03-25 Created: 2016-03-25 Last updated: 2016-04-06
Gustavson, M. (2014). Hen, en, man och jag: Politiska pronomen i feministiskt skrivande. In: Anna Lundberg och Ann Werner (Ed.), Kreativt skrivande och kritiskt tänkande i genusvetenskap: (pp. 51-58). Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hen, en, man och jag: Politiska pronomen i feministiskt skrivande
2014 (Swedish)In: Kreativt skrivande och kritiskt tänkande i genusvetenskap / [ed] Anna Lundberg och Ann Werner, Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning , 2014, p. 51-58Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning, 2014
Series
En skriftserie om genusvetenskap ; 4
Keywords
språk, genus, social grammatik, politiska pronomen
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113877 (URN)978-91-9808-023-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-02-02 Created: 2015-02-02 Last updated: 2015-02-11
Gustavson, M. (2013). Beröringspraktiker i sexuella narrativ: Reflektioner kring ett påbörjat fältarbete om sexuella känslor och njutning. Tidskrift för genusvetenskap TGV (4), 7-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beröringspraktiker i sexuella narrativ: Reflektioner kring ett påbörjat fältarbete om sexuella känslor och njutning
2013 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för genusvetenskap TGV, ISSN 1654-5443, no 4, p. 7-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article I investigate how tactile practicies appear in sexual narratives among trans persons and women in an ongoing ethnographic study on sexual feelings. I explore the political subjectivity of the sexual story, and how it is entangled or detached from mainstream imaginary of sex. Aiming at rerouting touch as categorically reconstructing bodily shapes, I highlight the dynamics between the sensational, emotional, material and social representations. Influenced by feminist and queer writers such as Luce Irigaray, Susan Stryker, Eve Sedgewick and Sara Ahmed I turn to the sexual narratives of how touch would revamp the mainstream discourses of an embodied sexual self.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gothenburg University, 2013
Keywords
touch, tactile practice, sexuality, queer, narrative, pleasure, beröring, taktila praktiker, sexualitet, queer, narrativ, njutning
National Category
Ethnology Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-110100 (URN)
Available from: 2014-09-02 Created: 2014-09-02 Last updated: 2014-10-01Bibliographically approved
Malmquist, A., Gustavson, M. & Schmitt, I. (2013). Queering school, queers in school: An introduction. Confero: essays on education, philosophy and politics, 1(2), 5-15
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Queering school, queers in school: An introduction
2013 (English)In: Confero: essays on education, philosophy and politics, ISSN 2001-4562, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 5-15Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Queer studies of education have become a growing field with a range of theoretical and political positions and methodological approaches. Moreover, research with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) kids is tightly connected to anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia and norm-critical activism. One of the key contentions within this field is what researchers and activists mean by “queer” in the context of education: is it a focus on queer/ed subjectivities? Is it about using queer theories to critique forms and norms of education in a given sociopolitical context? Who is queer/ed in schools? Is the language of homophobia and transphobia the best or even correct way to describe and analyse normative educational settings and frameworks?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104729 (URN)10.3384/confero.2001-4562.13v1i21g (DOI)
Available from: 2014-02-24 Created: 2014-02-24 Last updated: 2014-03-18Bibliographically approved
Gustavson, M. & Schmitt, I. (2011). Culturally queer, silenced in school? Children with LGBTQ parents, and the everyday politics of/in community and school. Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet, 16(2-3), 159-186
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Culturally queer, silenced in school? Children with LGBTQ parents, and the everyday politics of/in community and school
2011 (English)In: Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet, ISSN 1100-2573, Vol. 16, no 2-3, p. 159-186Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Children with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and/or queer (LGBTQ) parents have received heightened attention during the processes of policy making regarding adoption and donor insemination legislation in Sweden during the 1990s and early 2000s. Yet, very little academic knowledge exists about children and young people in LGBTQ families and their experiences in schools. We engage the idea of "culturally queer" as a potentially useful framework for understanding the experiences of children and young people with LGBTQ parents.

School, with its major impact on young people’s lives, is one of the sites where family as discourse and practise is negotiated. This is why a group of researchers from Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Lund University (Sweden) are undertaking a study on the school experiences of children and young people with LGBTQ parents.

Our first aim is to discuss how these kids are recognized within queer communities. Our second aim is to analyze what we see as a problematic silence in school around children and young people with LGBTQ parents.

This is about the powerful and everyday workings of normative understandings of who family should be. Schools and teachers might not see the need to actively include non-normative family-structures in their work. This seemingly innocent-looking process in fact re-constructs ideals of family, childhood, sexuality and gender. It is necessary to actively work against the silencing of kids with LGBTQ parents in the context of school. This is important for these kids; it is equally important for children and young people with heterosexual parents to see that family can be more than mum-dad-child.

We see this as a part of the long-established debate in queer theorizing and activism about the meaning and practises of ‘family’. We see a need to further theorize the currently ongoing normalization of queer families. At the same time, there is an equally ongoing need for struggle against indirect homophobia and transphobia.

Abstract [sv]

Barn med homo- och bisexuella, trans* och/eller queer föräldrar (hbtq) har fått ökad uppmärksamhet i och med ändrade regler för adoption och inseminering i Sverige under 1990- och 2000-talen. Trots det finns det inte mycket forskning om barn och ungdomar med hbtq-föräldrar och deras erfarenheter i skolan. Vi använder oss av termen ’kulturlig queer’ som potentiell användbar utgångspunkt för att förstå erfarenheter hos barn och ungdomar med hbtq-föräldrar.

Skolan har stort inflytande i ungas liv. Det är en av de platser där familjediskurser och –praktiker omförhandlas. Därför har en forskargrupp från Humboldt universitet, Berlin (Tyskland), Ljubljanas universitet (Slovenien) och Lunds universitet (Sverige) en studie om barn och unga med hbtq-föräldrar och deras erfarenheter i skolan.

I artikeln lyfter vi fram deltagarnas berättelser och kontextualiserar dem i den svenska debatten. Dels diskuterar vi hur barnen och ungdomarna blir sedda inom hbtq-rörelser, dels analyserar vi vad vi anser är en problematisk tystnad i skolan kring elever med hbtq-föräldrar.

Genomgående handlar det om de normativa vardagsförstålelse om vem som är familj. Skolor och lärare kanske upplever att de inte behöver inkludera icke-normativa familjestrukturer i sitt arbete. Detta förbiseende återskapar i själva verket ideal om familj, barndom, sexualitet och genus. Det är nödvändigt att aktivt arbeta mot osynliggörandet av barn och ungdomar med hbtq-föräldrar i skolan. Det är viktigt för dessa barn och ungdomar. Att familj kan vara något mer än bara mamma-pappa-barn är lika relevant för de barn och unga som har heterosexuella föräldrar.

Vår studie kan ses som en del av den aktivistiska och queerteoretiska debatten om "familj" som begrepp och praktik. Vi ser ett behov för att ytterligare fördjupa den teoretiska debatten kring familjenormalisering i queera sammanhang. Samtidigt måste antidiskrimineringsarbetet även inkludera barn och ungdomar som upplever indirekt homo- och transfobi.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Föreningen Lambda Nordica, 2011
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104339 (URN)
Available from: 2014-02-16 Created: 2014-02-16 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Gustavson, M. & Olovsdotter Lööv, A. (2011). Förändringens platser: queera situeringar av anekdotiska bevis. In: Ann-Sofie Lönngren (Ed.), Queera intersektioner: queerseminariet vid Uppsala universitet 2008-2010 (pp. 13-30). Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förändringens platser: queera situeringar av anekdotiska bevis
2011 (Swedish)In: Queera intersektioner: queerseminariet vid Uppsala universitet 2008-2010 / [ed] Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Uppsala universitet , 2011, p. 13-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala universitet, 2011
National Category
Other Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104342 (URN)978-91-506-2222-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-02-16 Created: 2014-02-16 Last updated: 2014-02-20Bibliographically approved
Gustavson, M. & Schmitt, I. (Eds.). (2011). Skolan är ute?: Barn och ungdomar med hbtq-föräldrar och deras erfarenheter i skolan i Tyskland, Slovenien och Sverige: Delstudie Sverige. Berlin: Humboldt-Universität
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Skolan är ute?: Barn och ungdomar med hbtq-föräldrar och deras erfarenheter i skolan i Tyskland, Slovenien och Sverige: Delstudie Sverige
2011 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Det europeiska forskningsprojektet ≫Barn och ungdomar med hbtq-föräldrar och deras erfarenheter i skolan i Tyskland, Slovenien och Sverige≫ (2009 – 2011) har i en jämförande studie undersökt erfarenheter av familjenormer och homofobi i skolan. Undersökningen bygger pa intervjuer med barn och unga med regnbågsfamiljer, det vill säga med föräldrar som är lesbiska, bögar, bisexuella och trans*personer. Även föräldrar och experter inom utbildning intervjuades. Studien är ett samarbete mellan forskare från Centrum för transdisciplinära genusstudier vid Humboldt-universitetet i Berlin (Tyskland), Fakulteten for Socialt Arbete vid universitetet i Ljubljana (Slovenien) och Centrum for genusvetenskap, Lunds universitet (Sverige).

I denna svenska delstudie belyser vi huruvida barn och unga med regnbågsfamiljer upplever homofobisk diskriminering, exkludering eller mobbning. Analysen tematiserar bland annat hur barnen och ungdomarna förhåller sig till en heteronormativ omgivning och vilka erfarenheter av och rädslor för homofobiska uttryck de upplever. Vilka tystnader kring familjen upplever de i klassrummet? Vilket bemötande upplever föräldrarna från skolan ? Studien lyfter även vilket stöd som barn och unga får från föräldrar, lärare och skolkamrater, vilka förväntningar de har på skolan och riktar sig till föräldrar, lärare och beslutsfattare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Humboldt-Universität, 2011. p. 48
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104344 (URN)
Note

Forskarteam / författare

Prof. Dr. Tiina Rosenberg, Dr. Irina Schmitt, Dr. Malena Gustavson, Kristin Linderoth, Zlatana Knezevic (Lund)

Uli Streib-Brzic, Christiane Quadflieg, Evelyn Hayn (Berlin)

Prof. Dr. Darja Zavirsek, Ana M. Sobocan, Maja Pan, Silke Bercht (Ljubljana)

Felaktigt ISBN: 978-3-9805294-5.

Available from: 2014-02-16 Created: 2014-02-16 Last updated: 2018-01-04
Gustavson, M. (2009). Bisexuals in relationships: uncoupling intimacy from ontology. Journal of Bisexuality, 9(3-4), 407-429
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bisexuals in relationships: uncoupling intimacy from ontology
2009 (English)In: Journal of Bisexuality, ISSN 1529-9716, E-ISSN 1529-9724, Vol. 9, no 3-4, p. 407-429Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A dominant notion that homosexuality and heterosexuality give meaning to bisexuality already exists. But no one has explored the meaning that bisexuality might accrue with regard to monosexuality. Because bisexuals were never fully recognized within queer theory, the homosexual–heterosexual binary opposition continues to be the primary understanding of difference. Further, within queer theory, the idea of intimacy seems to be attributed to a gendered ontology, that is, the regulation of gender representation as the point of departure for understanding sexual identities. This circular understanding of gender as a reflection of intimacy is predicated on monosexual desires. Drawing on Clare Hemming's critical location of the bisexual middle ground, this article shifts the focus away from gender ontology, to argue for a theory of relationships that problemizes monogamy as a heterosexual norm (and indeed the idea of gay marriage as a way of normalizing bi- and homosexual desire in heterosexual terms). However, the idea that bisexuals are often seen as nonmonogamous is also questioned, as if there were any organizations of desire connected to a specific set of pleasures. This article is based on in-depth interviews with bisexual women in Sweden between 2000 and 2004 and also highlights the “partnership law” from 1995 and gender neutral marriage in 2009.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2009
Keywords
gender, queer theory, bisexuality, monogamy, Sweden, partnership, poly, women
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104340 (URN)10.1080/15299710903316653 (DOI)
Note

Special Issue:

Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Diversions, and Connections

Available from: 2014-02-16 Created: 2014-02-16 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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