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Kulawik, T. & Kravchenko, Z. (Eds.). (2019). Borderlands in European Gender Studies: Beyond the East–West Frontier. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Borderlands in European Gender Studies: Beyond the East–West Frontier
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2019. p. 304
Series
Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39076 (URN)10.4324/9780429290435 (DOI)9780367258962 (ISBN)9780429290435 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-29 Created: 2019-09-29 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Kulawik, T. (2019). Introduction: European Borderlands and Topographies of Transnational Feminism. In: Teresa Kulawik, Zhanna Kravchenko (Ed.), Borderlands in European Gender Studies: Beyond the East–West Frontier (pp. 1-38). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: European Borderlands and Topographies of Transnational Feminism
2019 (English)In: Borderlands in European Gender Studies: Beyond the East–West Frontier / [ed] Teresa Kulawik, Zhanna Kravchenko, London: Routledge, 2019, p. 1-38Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2019
Series
Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39088 (URN)9780367258962 (ISBN)9780429290435 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-30 Created: 2019-09-30 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Kulawik, T. (2019). Theorizing Frontiers: Postcolonial # European Borderlands. In: Teresa Kulawik, Zhanna Kravchenko (Ed.), Borderlands in European Gender Studies: Beyond the East–West Frontier (pp. 79-109). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theorizing Frontiers: Postcolonial # European Borderlands
2019 (English)In: Borderlands in European Gender Studies: Beyond the East–West Frontier / [ed] Teresa Kulawik, Zhanna Kravchenko, London: Routledge, 2019, p. 79-109Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2019
Series
Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Critical and Cultural Theory; Historical Studies; Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39089 (URN)9780367258962 (ISBN)9780429290435 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-30 Created: 2019-09-30 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Kulawik, T. (2019). Upheavals in Political Epistemology: The Clash between Democratized Expertise and Antigenderism in Germany. In: : . Paper presented at European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Standing Group on Gender and Politics, Amsterdam, July 4-6, 2019..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Upheavals in Political Epistemology: The Clash between Democratized Expertise and Antigenderism in Germany
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In recent decades, theorizing about societal and political transformations has become closely intertwined with claims about new modalities of knowledge production. Exemplary of these changes has been the remaking of the policy–science nexus. Traditional technocratic and hierarchical policy-making styles have been gradually reshaped by more horizontal participatory procedures in which “expert” knowledge is not synonymous with “scientific” knowledge. These developments imply recognition of feminist knowledge and academia as politically relevant “gender expertise” in many European countries, including Germany. However, in about 2005, public campaigns against the “ideology of gender” or “genderism” began to question the scientific character of gender research as a discipline.  This paper advances feminist approaches to the expertise–policy nexus by deploying the concept of political epistemologies and drawing on the insights from science and technology studies that have been moving it from a linear “knowledge utilization approach” towards a notion of co-production and boundary-crossing configurations. The “male-stream” shows that countries differ enormously with regard to the ways in which they institutionalize expertise and assess knowledge claims in political processes. This analysis explores the German political knowledge regime through the lens of such comparative typologies. It focuses on the period from 2000 onwards, which has been marked by major reform projects within the field of gender policies. This era has encompassed a double transformation: one from women and gender towards intersectionality and diversity as well as one represented by the shift in the contact zone between expertise and politics, developing from an expertise embedded primarily within government and public bodies into a horizontal web of advisory systems. Drawing on interview data and documentary analysis, this article considers the following questions: What institutional and epistemic mechanisms can account for Germany’s knowledge regime? What impact is anti-genderist mobilization having on political epistemology?

National Category
Gender Studies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39100 (URN)
Conference
European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Standing Group on Gender and Politics, Amsterdam, July 4-6, 2019.
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 78/2014_OSS
Available from: 2019-10-01 Created: 2019-10-01 Last updated: 2019-10-14Bibliographically approved
Kulawik, T. (2018). The Paradoxes of Political Epistemology: Democratization of Expertise versus Antigenderism. In: Göttingen Diversity Research Institute (Ed.), 10th European Feminist Research Conference: Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions. Paper presented at 10th European Feminist Research Conference, Göttingen, Germany, September 12-15, 2018. (pp. 377-378). Göttingen: Göttingen Diversity Research Institute
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Paradoxes of Political Epistemology: Democratization of Expertise versus Antigenderism
2018 (English)In: 10th European Feminist Research Conference: Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions / [ed] Göttingen Diversity Research Institute, Göttingen: Göttingen Diversity Research Institute , 2018, p. 377-378Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the last decades, theorizing about societal and political transforma­tions have been closely intertwined with claims about new modalities of knowledge production. The institutionalization of women´s and gender studies as post-academic interdisciplinary field corresponds with this so­cially distributed, system of knowledge production. Equally important has been the remaking of the policy-science nexus. Scientific claims in polit­ical processes have become increasingly publicly contested, not least in the field of gender policies. The traditional technocratic and hierarchical policy-making style has been reshaped by more horizontal participatory procedures which have been perceived as democratization of expertise. These developments implied a recognition of feminist knowledge and academia as politically relevant “gender expertise,” in many European countries. Parallel to this processes, since around 2005 public cam­paigns against the “ideology of gender” or “genderism” started to ques­tion the scientific character of gender research as a discipline.

This paper explores the interplay between gender, knowledge, and poli­cy-making in Germany and Sweden within the field of gender equality. This paper deploys a novel perspective. It launches the concept of polit­ical epistemologies drawing on insights from science and technology studies, which have been pioneering research focusing on the policy-sci­ence nexus and moving it from a linear “knowledge utilization approach” towards a notion of co-production and boundary-crossing configura­tions. It will pursue the following questions: In what ways has scientific expertise contributed to the shape of these political fields? What institu­tional and epistemic mechanisms can account for the detected knowl­edge regime? Which impact has the anti-genderist mobilization on the political epistemology?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göttingen: Göttingen Diversity Research Institute, 2018
National Category
Gender Studies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39131 (URN)
Conference
10th European Feminist Research Conference, Göttingen, Germany, September 12-15, 2018.
Available from: 2019-10-08 Created: 2019-10-08 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Kulawik, T. (2018). The Paradoxes of Political Epistemology: Democratization of Expertise Versus Antigenderism in Germany. In: : . Paper presented at ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) General Conference, Hamburg, August 22-25, 2018..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Paradoxes of Political Epistemology: Democratization of Expertise Versus Antigenderism in Germany
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the last decades, theorizing about societal and political transformations have been closely intertwined with claims about new modalities of knowledge production. A reflexive mode of knowledge was identified and assumed that science has lost its traditional status of relative autonomy and thus becomes increasingly interwoven with other societal spheres. Exemplary for this changes was the transformation of classical research universities towards a more application-oriented mode of scientific knowledge. The institutionalization of women´s and gender studies as post-academic interdisciplinary field corresponds with this socially distributed, system of knowledge production. Equally important has been the remaking of the policy-science nexus. Scientific claims in political processes have become increasingly publicly contested, especially in new policy areas such as ecological and genetic technologies and not least in the field of gender policies. The traditional technocratic and hierarchical policy-making style has been gradually reshaped by more horizontal participatory procedures in which “expert” knowledge is not synonymous with “scientific” knowledge. The past decades have seen a growing commitment by governments to public involvement, and public dialogue in governance, which have been classified as democratization of expertise. These developments implied a recognition of feminist knowledge and academia as politically relevant “gender expertise,” in many European countries, also in Germany. Parallel to this processes, since around 2005 public campaigns against the “ideology of gender” or “genderism” started to question the scientific character of gender research as a discipline. This paper explores the interplay between gender, knowledge, and policy-making in Germany within the field of gender equality within this highly contradictory constellation. Feminist research about the science-policy-politics nexus has been for quite some time a remarkable gap in feminist political science, but has been expanding in the last couple of years (Bustelo, Ferguson and Forest 2016; Cavaghan 2017). “Male-stream” shows that countries differ enormously with regard to the ways in which they institutionalize expertise and assess knowledge claims in political processes (Jasanoff 2005; Campbell and Pedersen 2010; Weingart and Lentsch 2010). In terms of gender policies, Germany presents a puzzling case. While (West) Germany was until quite recently very reluctant to remodel its strong male-breadwinner gender regime, it has since the 1970s established one of the largest gender equality machineries in Europe. Germany’s gender equality institutions have, however, not prevented it from becoming a notorious laggard with regard to the implementation of relevant European Union directives (Liebert 1999; Lang 2009). This paper deploys a novel perspective. It launches the concept of political epistemologies drawing on insights from science and technology studies, which have been pioneering research focusing on the policy-science nexus and moving it from a linear “knowledge utilization approach” towards a notion of co-production and boundary-crossing configurations. It will pursue the following questions: In what ways has scientific expertise contributed to the shape of these political fields? What institutional and epistemic mechanisms can account for the detected knowledge regime? Which impact has the anti-genderist mobilization on the political epistemology?

Keywords
Gender, Knowledge, Activism, Policy-Making
National Category
Gender Studies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39099 (URN)
Conference
ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) General Conference, Hamburg, August 22-25, 2018.
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 78/2014_OSS
Available from: 2019-10-01 Created: 2019-10-01 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Kulawik, T. (2017). Auf Leben und Tod: Politische Epistemologie und Körperpolitik im Grenzland Europas. In: Bargetz, Brigitte; Kreisky, Eva; Ludwig, Gundula (Ed.), Dauerkämpfe: Feministische Zeitdiagnosen und Strategien (pp. 111-121). Frankfurt/Main: Campus Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Auf Leben und Tod: Politische Epistemologie und Körperpolitik im Grenzland Europas
2017 (German)In: Dauerkämpfe: Feministische Zeitdiagnosen und Strategien / [ed] Bargetz, Brigitte; Kreisky, Eva; Ludwig, Gundula, Frankfurt/Main: Campus Verlag, 2017, p. 111-121Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frankfurt/Main: Campus Verlag, 2017
Keywords
Gender, Political Theory, Body Politics, Poland
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34206 (URN)9783593508047 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, SAB15-1041:1
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Kulawik, T. (2017). Political Knowledge, Gender Expertise and Policymaking in Germany: The Case of Gender Mainstreaming. In: : . Paper presented at 5th European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Standing Group on Gender and Politics, Lausanne, June 8-10, 2017..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Political Knowledge, Gender Expertise and Policymaking in Germany: The Case of Gender Mainstreaming
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Panel: Discourses and Epistemes in Gendered Policy-Making   full details Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore the interaction between gender, knowledge and policymaking in Germany. The analysis will explore the changes in the legal and institutional framework since 2000 and the transformation from women towards intersectionality and diversity. In contrast to various approaches in policy analysis, the aim is not primarily to account for the policy outcome, but rather to explore the embedment of policy processes in the communication and authorization of “legitimate” knowledge. In what ways has scientific expertise contributed to the shape of these political fields? What roles does gender research play in political knowledge production? Which institutional and epistemic mechanisms can account for the detected knowledge regime? The study relates to two research fields: feminist policy analysis and studies of scientific expertise in political decision-making processes, which in turn draw on concepts from Science and Technology Studies. By combining these two perspectives, the paper, which is part of a larger comparative project, will provide an innovative contribution to the analysis of gender politics. Political knowledge regimes are conceived as cross-border configurations that influence the generation, dissemination and evaluation of politically relevant and legitimate knowledge. The aim is to analyze how different types of knowledge are negotiated and translated in communicative processes, ranging from scientific, popular to tacit, under conditions that are characterized by a kind of paradox. On the one hand, scientific knowledge is increasingly important within state governance on the other hand, as a site of objectivity, certainty and impartiality scholarly knowledge has come under siege and lost its traditional status of relative autonomy and authority. A new reflexive and transgressive mode of knowledge production is identified, and not least represented by feminist and gender studies.

National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39097 (URN)
Conference
5th European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Standing Group on Gender and Politics, Lausanne, June 8-10, 2017.
Available from: 2019-10-01 Created: 2019-10-01 Last updated: 2019-10-04Bibliographically approved
Kulawik, T. (2017). "Wir wollen Medizin, keine Ideologie!" Politische Epistemologie, Körperwissen und Geschlechterverhältnisse in Polen. In: Ina Alber-Armenat, Claudia Kraft (Ed.), Geschlecht und Wissen(schaft) in Ostmitteleuropa: (pp. 93-118). Marburg: Herder Institut
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Wir wollen Medizin, keine Ideologie!" Politische Epistemologie, Körperwissen und Geschlechterverhältnisse in Polen
2017 (German)In: Geschlecht und Wissen(schaft) in Ostmitteleuropa / [ed] Ina Alber-Armenat, Claudia Kraft, Marburg: Herder Institut, 2017, p. 93-118Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Marburg: Herder Institut, 2017
Series
Tagungen zur Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung ; 36
National Category
History Cultural Studies Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39087 (URN)9783879694242 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-30 Created: 2019-09-30 Last updated: 2019-10-01Bibliographically approved
Kulawik, T. (2015). Body Politics, Knowledge Cultures and Gender Regimes in Germany, Poland and Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Standing Group on Gender and Politics, Uppsala, June 11-13, 2015..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Body Politics, Knowledge Cultures and Gender Regimes in Germany, Poland and Sweden
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Bodily issues are, despite their central role for feminist politics and scholarship, strangely under-researched in a systematic way. We know fairly little about the relation between body politics and the formation of different national gender regimes. The paper seeks to unravel puzzling questions about the development of gender regimes in Germany, Poland and Sweden through the lens of body politics. Under special scrutiny are the different strategies of the women´s movements to politicize bodily issues. The perspective challenges linear notions of gender policy development. Contrary to what one might expect today, historically Germany has been a pioneer of reproductive rights and sexual reform. The demand to repeal the abortion paragraph from the penal code was raised as early as 1907. During the interwar period abortion law gave rise to mass mobilization and a fairly permissive legal regulation. Despite a rather restrictive abortion law in the 1970s German feminists mobilized on a mass scale against reproductive technologies. In Sweden they were barely politicized at all. This is in accordance with a historical pattern within which claims to an abortion on demand were not raised by women´s organizations before the 1970. In the debates of the 1930 the socalled social clause was rejected with the argument that it would imply an abdication from social reform. In Poland today debates about reproductive rights as well as IVF are highly polarized. Historically, Poland was in some respect more liberal than Sweden, it neither criminalized contraceptives nor homosexuality. The analytical framework applied in the study examines the three countries as spaces of articulation and institutional assemblies that embody certain “conditions of possibility” for thinking and acting. The framework of discursive institutionalism, outlined in earlier publications, is enhanced through including temporality.

National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Historical Studies; Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39096 (URN)
Conference
European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Standing Group on Gender and Politics, Uppsala, June 11-13, 2015.
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, SAB15-1041:1
Available from: 2019-10-01 Created: 2019-10-01 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Projects
Gender and Political Cultures of Knowledge in Germany, Poland, and Sweden [78/2014_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Narkowicz, K. & Korolczuk, E. (2019). Searching for feminist geographies: mappings outside the discipline in Poland. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 26(7-9), 1215-1222Kulawik, T. (2019). Upheavals in Political Epistemology: The Clash between Democratized Expertise and Antigenderism in Germany. In: : . Paper presented at European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Standing Group on Gender and Politics, Amsterdam, July 4-6, 2019.. Korolczuk, E. & Graff, A. (2018). Co się stało z naszym światem?: Populizm, gender i przyszłość demokracji. In: Przemysław Czapliński & Joanna B. Bednarek (Ed.), Prognozowanie przyszłości: Myślenie z wnętrza kryzysu (pp. 249-280). Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Naukowe KatedraKorolczuk, E. & Graff, A. (2018). Gender as ‘Ebola from Brussels’: The Anti-colonial Frame and the Rise of Illiberal Populism. Signs (Chicago, Ill.), 43(3), 797-821Kulawik, T. (2018). The Paradoxes of Political Epistemology: Democratization of Expertise Versus Antigenderism in Germany. In: : . Paper presented at ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) General Conference, Hamburg, August 22-25, 2018.. Korolczuk, E. (2017). Mass protests against abortion ban and the awakening of Polish civil society. Broker onlineKorolczuk, E. (2017). Ruch feministyczny a kwestia socjalna: lekcje z przeszłości i wyzwania przyszłości. In: Elżbieta Korolczuk; Julia Kubisa; Dorota Szelewa (Ed.), Ruch feministyczny w Polsce a kwestia socjalna: (pp. 20-27). Warszawa: Freidrich-Ebert-StiftungGraff, A. & Korolczuk, E. (2017). Towards An Illiberal Future: Anti-Genderism and Anti-Globalization. Global Dialogue, 7(1), 27-30Korolczuk, E. & Graff, A. (2017). “Worse than communism and nazism put together”: War on Gender in Poland. In: Kuhar, R & D. Paternotte (Ed.), Anti-gender Campaigns in Europe: mobilizing against equality (pp. 175-194). London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield InternationalKorolczuk, E. (2016). Bunt kobiet AD 2016: skąd się wziął i czego nas uczy?. In: Agata Czarnacka (Ed.), Przebudzona rewolucja: Prawa reprodukcyjne kobiet w Polsce. Raport 2016 (pp. 31-42). Warsaw: Fundacja im. Izabeli Jarugi-Nowackiej
Bodies, Nations, and Knowledge. Political Epistemologies in Germany, Poland, and Sweden in Historical Perspective. [SAB15-1041:1_RJ]; Södertörn University
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