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Challenging the myth of gender equality in Sweden

Lena Martinsson, Gabriele Griffin, and Katarina Giritli Nygren


This volume examines the diverse ways in which the myth of Sweden as the most gender-equal country in the world has been challenged both from within and from without. Detailing the appropriation of the gender equality mantra by right-wing political parties, its depoliticisation within neoliberal audit culture, the nationalist underpinnings which accompany this mantra within Sweden, and the impacts this has had on equality policies, this volume argues that the gender equality mantra in Sweden has served to reinforce heteronormative, white, middle-class norms. Racist and other oppressive stances ... More

Keywords: gender equality, sweden, neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447325963
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447325963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lena Martinsson, editor
University of Gothenburg

Gabriele Griffin, editor
University of York

Katarina Giritli Nygren, editor
Mid Sweden University

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