Gender equality in Swedish film policy: Radical interpretations and "unruly women"
(English)In: The European Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, E-ISSN 1461-7420, 1-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Film policy, gender equality, gender quotas, governance, representation, representational claims
Research subject Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-140676DOI: 10.1177/1350506817692387OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-140676DiVA: diva2:1081500