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Challenging the myth of gender equality in Sweden
University of Gothenburg.
Uppsala University.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Sweden is often considered one of the most gender-equal countries in the world and held up as a model to follow, but the reality is more complex. This is the first book to explode the myth of Swedish gender equality, both offering a new perspective for an international audience, and suggesting how equality might be rethought more generally. While the authors argue that the gender-equality mantra in Sweden has led to a society with increased opportunities for some, they also assert that the dominant norm of gender equality has become nationalistic and builds upon heteronormative and racial principles. Examining the changing meanings and parameters of gender equality against the country's social-democratic tradition and in the light of contemporary neoliberal ideologies, the book constitutes an urgent contribution to the debates about gender-equality policies and politics.

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Bristol: Policy Press , 2016.
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29767Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84978180113ISBN: 9781447325994 (print)ISBN: 9781447325970 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-29767DiVA: diva2:1059459
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved

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