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Eduards, M., Jansson, M., Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2023). Kön, heterosexualitet och (o)trygghet: En feministisk analys av svenska säkerhetsdebatter i skuggan av kriget i Ukraina. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 43(2-3), 37-60
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kön, heterosexualitet och (o)trygghet: En feministisk analys av svenska säkerhetsdebatter i skuggan av kriget i Ukraina
2023 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 43, no 2-3, p. 37-60Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines how the war in Ukraine and the subsequent re-orientation of Swedish security and defense policy leading up to a NATO-application, has been discussed in Swedish public debate. We ask what work gender does in the sense-making of the war and the changes in security policy. Departing from feminist theories of security and gendered protection, the study discusses the ambiva-lent ways in which gender and the trope of Sweden as a gender equal nation is negotiated in the media (print media and television) and by policy makers. The gendered imaginaries of masculinist protection and the vulnerability of women and children legitimize violence as the most adequate way to respond to this new situation. Gender is used to depoliticize security politics and to frame militarization as unavoidable. In this context, gender equality is both seen as a value worthy of protection and as an internal threat weakening men, and inclining women to object to the military responses suggested. We argue that the production of masculinity and militarization promotes a security ideology imbued with violence, hierarchies, and control.

Keywords
Genus, säkerhet, svensk säkerhetspolitik, Nato, beskyddsmyt
National Category
Gender Studies Political Science
Research subject
International Relations; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-224394 (URN)10.55870/tgv.v43i2-3.8446 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-12-09 Created: 2023-12-09 Last updated: 2023-12-11Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M. & Wallenberg, L. (2022). Women’s Agency in the Swedish Film Industry: Annoying little Buggers and Passionate Team Players. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 12(3), 201-216
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women’s Agency in the Swedish Film Industry: Annoying little Buggers and Passionate Team Players
2022 (English)In: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, ISSN 2042-7891, E-ISSN 2042-7905, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 201-216Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article is based on transcripts of interviews with twenty women directors in the Swedish film industry conducted in 2018 and 2019, focusing on narratives from women working under varying conditions and in several genres who have actively chosen various strategies to manage their work situation. We contextualize their actions and choices to unpack how their work and efforts fit into an industry still dominated by men and influenced by a culture of masculinity idealizing the male genius. In the first section, we discuss how the women experienced their first encounters with the industry and what strategies they developed at this stage. In the second section, we discuss women’s deliberations about how to make work on the set manageable and productive. In the final section, we investigate various strategies related to work opportunities and the possibilities for women to realize their visions and their passion for making films.

National Category
Studies on Film Gender Studies
Research subject
Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-206919 (URN)10.1386/jsca_00073_1 (DOI)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P17-0079:1
Available from: 2022-06-28 Created: 2022-06-28 Last updated: 2023-04-17Bibliographically approved
Wallenberg, L. & Jansson, M. (2021). “On and off screen: Women's work in the screen industries”. Gender, Work and Organization, 28(6), 1991-1996
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“On and off screen: Women's work in the screen industries”
2021 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 28, no 6, p. 1991-1996Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Women, film industry, work
National Category
Gender Studies Studies on Film
Research subject
Gender Studies; Cinema Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-202004 (URN)10.1111/gwao.12748 (DOI)000695409300001 ()2-s2.0-85114406093 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P17‐0079:1Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2022-02-10 Created: 2022-02-10 Last updated: 2022-08-11Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M. & Wallenberg, L. (2021). Representing and Experiencing Motherhood: On and Off Screen in Swedish Film. In: Susan Liddy; Anne O'Brien (Ed.), Mothers and Motherhood: Negotiating the international audio-visual industry. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Representing and Experiencing Motherhood: On and Off Screen in Swedish Film
2021 (English)In: Mothers and Motherhood: Negotiating the international audio-visual industry / [ed] Susan Liddy; Anne O'Brien, London: Routledge, 2021Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2021
Keywords
Swedish film industry, gendered work, motherhood, representation
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Cinema Studies; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-206915 (URN)9780367536015 (ISBN)
Projects
Representing Women
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P17-0079:1
Available from: 2022-06-28 Created: 2022-06-28 Last updated: 2022-06-29Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M., Papadopoulou, F. & Wallenberg, L. (2020). Studying women in Swedish film production: Methodological considerations. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 10(2), 207-214
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Studying women in Swedish film production: Methodological considerations
2020 (English)In: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, ISSN 2042-7891, E-ISSN 2042-7905, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 207-214Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents methodological reflections on feminist production studies, with examples from an ongoing multidisciplinary project about women in Swedish film. Topics addressed include using interviews to understand production, the challenges connected to analysing women’s experiences, and the ethical dilemmas related to interpreting them.

Keywords
feminist production studies, gender, interviews, methods, Swedish film industry, women’s work experience
National Category
Studies on Film
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-216257 (URN)10.1386/jsca_00023_1 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-04-10 Created: 2023-04-10 Last updated: 2023-10-13Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M. (2019). The quality of gender equality: gender quotas and Swedish film governance. The International Journal of Cultural Policy, 25(2), 218-231
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The quality of gender equality: gender quotas and Swedish film governance
2019 (English)In: The International Journal of Cultural Policy, ISSN 1028-6632, E-ISSN 1477-2833, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 218-231Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since 2000, the Swedish Film Institute has been tasked with increasing gender equality by distributing commissioner support more equally between women and men. While this has resulted in an increase in the number of women behind the camera, this study shows that the implementation has been hampered due to a representation of gender equality as being in conflict with the core values of the film governance regime. This representation reveals a lingering gender order and opens avenues for stakeholders to consider behaviour that ignores the gender equality goals as legitimate. It is further argued that the design of gender equality measures creates a conflict between the economic conditions of women’s film making and the possibility to tell stories based on gendered experiences.

Keywords
gender equality, film governance, quotas, Sweden
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-134968 (URN)10.1080/10286632.2016.1248952 (DOI)000460160400007 ()
Available from: 2016-10-27 Created: 2016-10-27 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M. (2018). An economy of protection: agency, responsibility and the criminalization of HIV. Women's Studies: International Forum, 69, 171-179
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An economy of protection: agency, responsibility and the criminalization of HIV
2018 (English)In: Women's Studies: International Forum, ISSN 0277-5395, E-ISSN 1879-243X, Vol. 69, p. 171-179Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyzes the protection logic that legitimizes criminalization and investigates how this logic affects gender and state-citizen relations. Viewing criminalization as a political response to the challenge HIV poses to the post-Cold War security state, the article examines the intersection between protection as a pretext for controlling vulnerable groups and criminalization as a way to withdraw protection. The article analyzes the constructions of those in need of protection (referents) and the providers of protection according to HIV-specific state laws and media reports of arrests and prosecutions, and it shows that the requirements for being considered worthy of protection are highly gendered. The article argues that laws and the media construct the idea that a popular demand for protection exists and that criminalization practices are produced as the supply needed to meet this demand.

Keywords
Protection, Criminalization, HIV, Agency, Gender
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-157942 (URN)10.1016/j.wsif.2018.06.001 (DOI)000441485800020 ()
Available from: 2018-06-28 Created: 2018-06-28 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M. (2017). Gender equality in Swedish film policy: Radical interpretations and ‘unruly’ women. The European Journal of Women's Studies, 24(4), 336-350
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender equality in Swedish film policy: Radical interpretations and ‘unruly’ women
2017 (English)In: The European Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, E-ISSN 1461-7420, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 336-350Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Gender quotas have been a crucial part of Swedish film policy since 2006 and have resulted in an increasing number of films with women directors, producers and screenwriters. However, films with women directors are still likely to have smaller budgets and less money for marketing and distribution than films with men directors. This article suggests that, in the context of film governance, gender quotas are discursively constructed in ways that circumscribe the opportunities to change current gender relations. Nevertheless, gender quotas have been used as a springboard for more radical interpretations to improve women's conditions and challenge the foundation of the governance regime. The article also explores the idea that bottom-up representational claims are necessary to ensure that quotas and the inclusion of women result in women's voices being heard. Such measures require the governance regime to be sensitive to voices that deviate from the norm.

Keywords
Film policy, gender equality, gender quotas, governance, representation, representational claims
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-140676 (URN)10.1177/1350506817692387 (DOI)000414742900004 ()
Available from: 2017-03-14 Created: 2017-03-14 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M. (2017). Gustafsson, Sofie, 2016. Medborgarskapande på olika villkor. Självbilder, skolkoder och syn på kunskap i den svenska gymnasieskolan. Lund: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen [Review]. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 119(2), 341-345
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gustafsson, Sofie, 2016. Medborgarskapande på olika villkor. Självbilder, skolkoder och syn på kunskap i den svenska gymnasieskolan. Lund: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
2017 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 119, no 2, p. 341-345Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-151058 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Jansson, M. (2017). Hälsa och kön på den internationella dagordningen. In: Lenita Freidenvall, Maria Jansson (Ed.), Politik och kön: Feministiska perspektiv på statsvetenskap (pp. 251-262). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hälsa och kön på den internationella dagordningen
2017 (Swedish)In: Politik och kön: Feministiska perspektiv på statsvetenskap / [ed] Lenita Freidenvall, Maria Jansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, p. 251-262Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-150946 (URN)978-91-44-11776-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7336-8015

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