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The #MeToo movement sparked many debates and increased the demand for more problematised perspectives on the issue of sexual harassment.
This book opens up new understandings of sexual harassment by bringing researchers, writers and policy makers in the Nordic region into dialogue within an ambitious volume. It asks what role juridical frameworks can and should play in prevention and raises questions about how the image of Nordic states – as gender equal, colour-blind and with strong welfare – affects the work against sexual harassment in the region.
Re-imagining definitions of justice, violence, exploitation and work, this book offers knowledge of immediate importance for everyone working to prevent sexual harassment, through research, policy making or in everyday practice.
"This collection accomplishes that rare feat of making us feel as well as think. It will change the way you understand the causes and consequences of sexual harassment, as well as what we might do to end it." Fiona Vera-Gray, London Metropolitan University
"Presenting critical learning about the subtle and nuanced ways of (re)producing violence at work, in society and within the neoliberal state, this book suggests comprehensive approaches and an intersectional lens to inspire individual and collective efforts for social change." Vilana Pilinkaite Sotirovic, Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences
Maja Lundqvist is Analyst at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg.
Angelica Simonsson is Senior Analyst at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg.
Kajsa Widegren is Senior Analyst at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg.
1. Introduction: Re-imagining sexual harassment - Maja Lundqvist, Angelica Simonsson and Kajsa Widegren
Part 1: Cartography of everyday violence in the Nordic region
2. At the AGM - Mads Ananda Lodahl
3. Depleted bodies: intersectional perspectives on workplace violence - Paulina de los Reyes
4. The violently gender-equal Nordic welfare states - Sofia Strid, Anne Laure Humbert and Jeff Hearn
5. On the freshers’ trip - Mads Ananda Lodahl
6. Negotiating sexual harassment and young urban femininities in Helsinki - Heta Mulari
7. Men run academic track; women jump sexist hurdles - Lea Skewes
8. Some ten years ago, I started writing a novel - Sigbjørn Skåden
Part 2: Violence, knowledge and imagining justice
9. On the promenade - Mads Ananda Lodahl
10. Sextortion: linking sexual violence and corruption in a Nordic context - Silje Lundgren, Åsa Eldén, Dolores Calvo and Elin Bjarnegård
11. I have always thought a lot about the nature of violence: carceral feminism and sexual violence in the neoliberal state - Silas Aliki
12. Beyond restorative justice: survivors’ calls for innovative practices in Iceland - Hildur Fjóla Antonsdóttir
13. I write to tell myself it wasn’t my fault - Sumaya Jirde Ali
14. One step forward and one step back: sexual harassment in Norwegian equality and non-discrimination law - Anne Hellum
15. In the gents - Mads Ananda Lodahl
16. Conclusion: Re-imaginations and reflections for the future - Maja Lundqvist, Angelica Simonsson and Kajsa Widegren