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Higher Seminar: Trans* in Scandinavian Queer Activism of the 00s

This lecture and paper are based on interviews with activists from Denmark, Sweden and Norway and look at the role of trans* in activism that was named queer in these three countries during the 00s.

Over the past 30 years, trans* research and activism has been connected and entangled with queer-theoretical thinking and queer activism in many ways. There have been different phases and permutations of this dialectic relationship, from trans* being seen as queer with a stronger emphasis on gender than on sexuality to a perceived conflict between queer-theoretical questioning of the gender binary and strategic interest of those trans* who seek gender reassignment treatments. In this paper, I will discuss how most of these variations of the trans-queer relationship could be identified/observed even in the limited context of Scandinavian queer activism of the 00s. Based on interviews with activists from Denmark, Sweden and Norway, the role of trans* in activism that was named queer in these three countries.

Time: 15:15 – 16:45
Place: Karlstads universitet, room: 4A301A

Speaker:
Jan Wickman (Swedish School of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland)

Datum: 15 januari 2020
Tid: 15:15 - 16:45
Plats: Karlstad
Typ: Lecture
Arrangör: Centrum för genusforskning, Karlstads universitet
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