Re-imagining Sexual Harassment

Perspectives from the Nordic Region

Edited by Maja Lundqvist, Angelica Simonsson and Kajsa Widegren

Published

Mar 1, 2023

Page count

256 pages

ISBN

978-1447366522

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Mar 1, 2023

Page count

256 pages

ISBN

978-1447366539

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Mar 1, 2023

Page count

256 pages

ISBN

978-1447366546

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Re-imagining Sexual Harassment

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The #MeToo movement sparked many debates and increased the demand for more problematized perspectives on the issue of sexual harassment.

Bringing researchers, writers, and policymakers in the Nordic region into dialogue in an ambitious volume, this book opens for new understandings of sexual harassment. It asks what role juridical frameworks can and should play in the prevention of sexual harassment and how the image of Nordic states as gender equal, colour blind and with strong welfare affects the work against sexual harassment in the region.

By re-imagining justice, violence, exploitation and work, this book offers knowledge that is of importance to everyone working to prevent sexual harassment through research, policy or everyday practice.

Maja Lundqvist is Analyst at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Angelica Simonsson is Senior Analyst at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Kajsa Widegren is Senior Analyst at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Foreword - Ruth Lewis

Introduction: Sexual Harassment and Beyond: Re-imaginations from a Nordic Outlook - Maja Lundqvist, Angelica Simonsson, Kajsa Widegren

Part 1. Cartography of Everyday Violence in the Nordic Region

At The AGM - Mads Ananda Lodahl

Depleted Bodies: Intersectional Perspectives on Workplace Violence - Paulina de los Reyes

Violence, Gender Equality and the Nordic Welfare States - Sofia Strid

On The Freshers’ Trip - Mads Ananda Lodahl

“It’s way too common”: Negotiations over Sexual Harassment and Young Urban Femininities in Helsinki - Heta Mulari

When Men Run Academic Track while Women Jump Sexist and Sexual Harassment Hurdles - Lea Skewes

Some ten years ago I started to write a novel - Sigbjørn Skåden

Part II: Violence, Knowledge and Imagining Justice

On the Promenade - Mads Ananda Lodahl

Sextortion: Linking sexual violence and corruption in a Nordic context - Silje Lundgren, Åsa Eldén, Dolores Calvo, Elin Bjarnegård

I Have Always Thought a lot About the Nature of Violence: Carceral Feminism, Sexual Violence and the Neoliberal State - Silas Aliki

Beyond Restorative Justice: Sexual Violence Survivors in Iceland Call for Innovative Justice Practices - Hildur Fjóla Antonsdóttir

I write to tell myself it wasn’t my fault - Sumaya Jirde Ali

Sexual harassment as an equality and anti-discrimination issue: Tensions and conflicts within Norwegian law - Anne Hellum

In The Men’s Room - Mads Ananda Lodahl

Conclusion - Maja Lundqvist, Angelica Simonsson, Kajsa Widegren