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Korolczuk, Elżbieta, PhDORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8263-5530
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Biography [eng]

Elżbieta Korolczuk, PhD is a sociologist, working at Södertörn University in Stockholm. Her research interests involve: gender, social movements and civil society, including ultraconservative movements and new reproductive technologies. She published numerous texts, e.g. on the women’s movement and its relation with neoliberalism, on new forms of citizenship, politicization of reproduction and anti-gender mobilization in Poland and abroad. Together with Renata E. Hryciuk she co-edited two books on motherhood and fatherhood in Poland and Russia: Pożegnanie z Matką Polką (2012) and Niebezpieczne związki. Macierzyństwo, ojcostwo i polityka (2015). Most recent publications include two edited volumes: Civil Society Revisited: Lessons from Poland co-edited with Kerstin Jacobsson (Berghahn Books, 2017), Rebellious Parents. Parental Movements in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia co-edited with Katalin Fábián (Indiana University Press, 2017), and articles, e.g. “Gender as ‘Ebola from Brussels’: The Anti-colonial Frame and the Rise of Illiberal Populism” published (together with Agnieszka Graff) in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society in 2018.

Biography [swe]

Fil dr Elżbieta Korolczuk forskar om sociala rörelser, civilsamhället och genusfrågor (bland annat ultrakonservative rörelser, föräldraskap och reproduktionsteknologier). Senaste publikationer inkluderar artiklar ‘Reproducing Politics. The Politicization of Patient Identities and Assisted Reproduction in Poland and Sweden’ med Jenny Gunnarsson-Payne (2016) Sociology of Health and Illness, 38(7): 1-18; Korolczuk, Elżbieta and Agnieszka Graff. 2018. “Gender as ‘Ebola from Brussels’: The Anti-colonial Frame and the Rise of Illiberal Populism.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 43(4): 797-821, och bocker: Civil Society Revisited: Lessons from Poland Berghahn Books, 2017 med  Kerstin Jacobsson) och Rebellious Parents. Parental Movements in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia (Indiana University Press, 2017 med Katalin Fábián).

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Cullen, P. & Korolczuk, E. (2019). Challenging abortion stigma: framing abortion in Ireland and Poland. Sexual and reproductive health matters, 27(3), Article ID 1686197.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging abortion stigma: framing abortion in Ireland and Poland
2019 (English)In: Sexual and reproductive health matters, ISSN 2641-0397, Vol. 27, no 3, article id 1686197Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abortion stigma, while observable as a global phenomenon, is constructed locally through various pathways and institutions, and at the intersection of transnational and local discourses. Stigmatisation of abortion has been challenged in varied ways by pro-choice adherents. This article investigates strategies for identifying and opposing stigmatisation of abortion in Ireland and Poland, focusing on campaigns aimed in one context, at repealing a near total prohibition of abortion, and in another, on resisting further restrictions concerning reproductive rights. We examine how mobilisation on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in both contexts worked to address stigma and discrimination in SRH, drawing on the concept of framing and showing similarities between these two national contexts. Our analysis explains how the logic of inclusion and exclusion works in efforts at destigmatising abortion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Ireland, Poland, abortion, abortion stigma, black protests, framing, repeal the 8th, sexual and reproductive care, women’s strike
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39594 (URN)10.1080/26410397.2019.1686197 (DOI)31823693 (PubMedID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 3152-31.1.2017
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Korolczuk, E. (2019). Making babies and citizens: reproductive technologies adn citizenship in Poland. In: Teresa Kulawik, Zhanna Kravchenko (Ed.), Borderlands in European Gender Studies: Beyond the East–West Frontier (pp. 151-169). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making babies and citizens: reproductive technologies adn citizenship in Poland
2019 (English)In: Borderlands in European Gender Studies: Beyond the East–West Frontier / [ed] Teresa Kulawik, Zhanna Kravchenko, London: Routledge, 2019, p. 151-169Chapter 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
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39597 (URN)9780367258962 (ISBN)9780429290435 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
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), 1215-1222
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Searching for feminist geographies: mappings outside the discipline in Poland
2019 (English)In: Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, ISSN 0966-369X, E-ISSN 1360-0524, Vol. 26, no 7-9, p. 1215-1222Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

Feminist geography in Poland does not exist as a sub-discipline of geography. While there are individual Polish geographers pushing for feminist perspectives, most feminist analyses of issues relating to place, space and politics of location can be found within gender studies or feminist sociology. In this sense, feminist geography in Poland cannot compare to Anglophone feminist geography and attempts to incorporate it within such an established field risks being reductive. Instead, in this report, we shift the focus to the scholarship and activism that does exist in Poland, outside of geography. This contribution focuses on shedding light on geographical questions such as the body, the city and gendered geopolitics that have been recurring themes in gender studies, feminist sociology and feminist activism in Poland. We conclude by pointing to the need to mobilise broadly, and internationally, between disciplines with the intention of de-centering dominant knowledges. For feminist scholarship this is particularly important in the context of recent political successes of right-wing forces.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
feminist geographies, feminist movements, feminist sociology, gender studies, Poland, post-socialism
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38124 (URN)10.1080/0966369X.2018.1554559 (DOI)000469554300001 ()2-s2.0-85064826032 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A 78/2014
Available from: 2019-05-10 Created: 2019-05-10 Last updated: 2019-10-07Bibliographically approved
Korolczuk, E. & Gunnarsson Payne, J. (2018). Anti-genuskampanjer: Globalt hot mot vetenskap och demokrati. Feministiskt perspektiv (24 januari)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Anti-genuskampanjer: Globalt hot mot vetenskap och demokrati
2018 (Swedish)In: Feministiskt perspektiv, ISSN 2002-1542, no 24 januariArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
anti-genus, anti-gender
National Category
Ethnology Cultural Studies Gender Studies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34462 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-31 Created: 2018-01-31 Last updated: 2018-02-01Bibliographically approved
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 Katedra
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Co się stało z naszym światem?: Populizm, gender i przyszłość demokracji
2018 (Polish)In: Prognozowanie przyszłości: Myślenie z wnętrza kryzysu / [ed] Przemysław Czapliński & Joanna B. Bednarek, Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Katedra , 2018, p. 249-280Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [pl]

W rozdziale próbujemy odpowiedzieć na pytania: Co się stało z naszym światem? Co zrobić, aby odzyskać przyszłość? Naszym zdaniem kluczowa jest szeroko rozumiana kwestia płci i opieki, czyli gender. Pokazujemy, że choć liberalny mainstream wie już, że o gender wypada co pewien czas wspomnieć, częściej też dopuszcza do głosu kobiety, ale chyba nie bardzo rozumie, dlaczego należy to robić. Gender to pewien nadmiar, dodatek do tego, co stanowić ma rdzeń opcji liberalnej – demokracji proceduralnej, trójpodziału władzy i wolnego rynku. Co więcej, feminizm na co dzień bywa niewygodny. Po pierwsze, komplikuje ulubioną kategorię liberałów jaką jest abstrakcyjnie pojmowana „jednostka”. Po drugie, utrudnia przyjazne relacje z Kościołem, uważane w naszej polityce za sine qua non wyborczego sukcesu. I wreszcie dlatego, że gdyby  potraktować żądania feministek poważnie, to część panów musiałaby się posunąć i na szpaltach gazet, i w ławach poselskich. Kobiety wciąż są na pozycji petentek i wciąż słyszą: tak, równość płci jest ważna, ale po pierwsze są sprawy pilniejsze, a po drugie – społeczeństwo polskie jest zbyt konserwatywne, trzeba z tym poczekać. Opozycja parlamentarna, zamiast budować spójną przeciwwagę dla prawicowej wizji świata, próbuje siedzieć okrakiem na genderowej barykadzie, Kościołowi oferując świeczkę a ruchowi kobiecemu ogarek. Nawet po Czarnych Protestach i Strajkach Kobiet – masowych mobilizacjach bez precedensu w ciągu ostatniej dekady – kwestie równościowe wciąż z trudem przebijają się do głównego nurtu publicznej debaty. W swojej analize wskazujemy, że brak namysłu nad gender wśród polskich obrońców demokracji może stać się gwoździem do ich trumny. Najwyższy czas, by obóz progresywny zrozumiał, że gender nie jest dodatkiem ale rdzeniem konfliktu, i to zarówno w kulturowym jak i ekonomicznym jego wymiarze.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Katedra, 2018
Keywords
populism, gender, politics, feminism
National Category
Gender Studies Political Science
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39108 (URN)9788365155979 (ISBN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A 78/2014
Available from: 2019-10-02 Created: 2019-10-02 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Korolczuk, E. & Graff, A. (2018). Gender as ‘Ebola from Brussels’: The Anti-colonial Frame and the Rise of Illiberal Populism. Signs (Chicago, Ill.), 43(3), 797-821
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender as ‘Ebola from Brussels’: The Anti-colonial Frame and the Rise of Illiberal Populism
2018 (English)In: Signs (Chicago, Ill.), ISSN 0097-9740, E-ISSN 1545-6943, Vol. 43, no 3, p. 797-821Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the recent wave of grassroots mobilizations opposing gender equality, LGBT rights and sex education, which vilify the term gender in public debates and policy document. The anti-gender movement emerged simultaneously in various locations after 2010. We argue that it is not just another wave of anti-feminist backlash, or a new tactic of the Vatican in its ongoing efforts to undermine gender equality, but a new ideological and political configuration, which emerged in response to global economic crisis of 2008 and the ongoing crisis of liberal democracy. The backlash of the 80s and 90s combined neo-conservatism with market fundamentalism (which is to some extent still the case with neoconservative Christian fundamentalists in the US and elsewhere), while the new movement – though in many ways a continuation of earlier trends – tends to combine  gender conservatism with a critique of neoliberalism and globalization. Liberal elites are presented as “colonizers”; “genderism” is demonized as an ideology imposed by the world’s rich on the poor. Thanks to the anti-colonial frame, anti-genderism has remarkable ideological coherence and great mobilizing power: right-wing populists have captured the imagination and hearts of large portions of local populations more effectively than progressive movements have managed to do. The article examines the basic tenets of anti-genderism, shedding light on how this ideological construct contributes to the contemporary transnational resurgence of illiberal populism. We argue that today’s global right, while selectively borrowing from liberal-left and feminist discourses, is in fact constructing a new universalism, an illiberal one. While the examples discussed are mostly from Poland, the pattern is transnational, and our conclusions may have serious implications for feminist theory and activism.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Chicago Press, 2018
Keywords
gender, anti-gender, populism, knowledge, right-wing, feminism
National Category
Gender Studies Political Science
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39106 (URN)10.1086/696691 (DOI)000432224800002 ()2-s2.0-85046896156 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A 78/2014
Available from: 2019-10-02 Created: 2019-10-02 Last updated: 2019-10-02Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, K. & Korolczuk, E. (Eds.). (2017). Civil society revisited: lessons from Poland. New York: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Civil society revisited: lessons from Poland
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. p. 339
Series
Studies on civil society ; 9
Keywords
Sociology, Political Economy
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33556 (URN)2-s2.0-85028322383 (Scopus ID)978-1-78533-551-8 (ISBN)978-1-78533-552-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-10-05 Created: 2017-10-05 Last updated: 2018-07-20Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, K. & Korolczuk, E. (2017). Conclusion: Empirical and theoretical lessons from the volume. In: Kerstin Jacobsson and Elzbieta Korolczuk (Ed.), Civil society revisited: lessons from Poland (pp. 314-324). New York: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conclusion: Empirical and theoretical lessons from the volume
2017 (English)In: Civil society revisited: lessons from Poland / [ed] Kerstin Jacobsson and Elzbieta Korolczuk, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017, p. 314-324Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Berghahn Books, 2017
Series
Studies on civil society ; 9
Keywords
civil society, social activism, social movements, Poland, postsocialist region
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33797 (URN)2-s2.0-85049425151 (Scopus ID)1476/42/2011 (Local ID)978-1-78533-551-8 (ISBN)978-1-78533-552-5 (ISBN)1476/42/2011 (Archive number)1476/42/2011 (OAI)
Projects
Institutional Constraints and Creative Solutions: Civil Society in Poland in Comparative Perspective / Institutionella begränsningar och kreativa lösningar: Civilsamhället i Polen i jämförande perspektiv
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-01706-VR
Available from: 2017-12-05 Created: 2017-12-05 Last updated: 2018-07-20Bibliographically approved
Korolczuk, E. & Hryciuk, R. (2017). In the Name of the Family and Nation: Framing Fathers’ Activism in Poland. In: Katalin Fábián and Elzbieta Korolczuk (Ed.), Rebellious parents: parental movements in central-eastern Europe and Russia (pp. 113-144). Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In the Name of the Family and Nation: Framing Fathers’ Activism in Poland
2017 (English)In: Rebellious parents: parental movements in central-eastern Europe and Russia / [ed] Katalin Fábián and Elzbieta Korolczuk, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2017, p. 113-144Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines fathers’ activism in contemporary Poland, focusing on the ways in which activists frame the problem, their claims and expected outcomes, and on the specificity of the fathers’ activism in a post-socialist context in comparison to other cultural and political environments. The authors apply analytical tools of social movement theory, specifically the notion of framing, which is defined as a process of interpretation and meaning production in a given political, cultural and social context. Three main frames that the Polish activists have employed are distinguished: 1) “misogynist” frame which highlights fathers’ rights as men rights, 2) “state violence” frame which focus on fathers rights as citizens, and 3) “equality” frame which stresses fathers’ engagement as part of a gender equality agenda. Each of these types of self-representation and arguments combines to a different degree transnational and local discourses on fathering, masculinity, and the family, which reflects the hybrid nature of contemporary discourses and ideals of fathering. The empirical illustration of the analysis is derived from a case-study of fathers' activism in Poland between 2012 and 2014.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2017
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33798 (URN)1476/42/2011 (Local ID)9780253026675 (ISBN)9780253026262 (ISBN)9780253026736 (ISBN)1476/42/2011 (Archive number)1476/42/2011 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-01706-VR
Available from: 2017-12-05 Created: 2017-12-05 Last updated: 2018-07-19Bibliographically approved
Fábián, K. & Korolczuk, E. (2017). Introduction: Rebellious Parents in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia. In: Katalin Fábián and Elzbieta Korolczuk (Ed.), Rebellious parents: parental movements in central-eastern Europe and Russia (pp. 1-30). Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Rebellious Parents in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia
2017 (English)In: Rebellious parents: parental movements in central-eastern Europe and Russia / [ed] Katalin Fábián and Elzbieta Korolczuk, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2017, p. 1-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter introduces the readers to the theme of a broad range of parental movements that have emerged in contemporary Central-Eastern Europe and Russia over the past two decades. Examples of such movements include social mobilizations of conservative parental groups against legal and discursive changes that would affect gender equality in Ukraine and Russia, Czech parents opposing mandatory vaccination of children, and fathers’ groups in Poland and the Czech Republic focusing on custody rights. Parental activism is increasingly visible and influential, but it has been the subject of relatively little research to date. The aim is to rectify this by analyzing representative cases of parental movements in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia, with the hope to enrich and explain the current interpretations of social activism and civil society in the postcommunist region, which is often associated with a low level of social engagement and weak civil society, and to offer new conceptualization of mothers’ and fathers’ activism that may be applicable in other geographical contexts. The introduction to the collection of essays aims to fill a gap in the scholarship on civil society and social movements that is both empirical and theoretical, presenting an entirely new set of observations on the developments in contemporary parental activism in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia and proposing new conceptualizations of civic activism and civil society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2017
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33792 (URN)1476/42/2011 (Local ID)9780253026675 (ISBN)9780253026262 (ISBN)9780253026736 (ISBN)1476/42/2011 (Archive number)1476/42/2011 (OAI)
Projects
Institutional Constraints and Creative Solutions: Civil Society in Poland in Comparative Perspective / Institutionella begränsningar och kreativa lösningar: Civilsamhället i Polen i jämförande perspektiv
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-01706-VR
Available from: 2017-12-05 Created: 2017-12-05 Last updated: 2018-07-19Bibliographically approved
Projects
‘We are no second-rate quality citizens´. Negotiating ´biological´ citizenship in social mobilizations around infertility issues and access to in vitro in Poland [A013-2011_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Korolczuk, E. (2016). ‘The purest citizens’ and ‘IVF children’: Reproductive citizenship in contemporary Poland. Reproductive BioMedicine and Society Online, 3, 126-133
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
Reproducing (In)Justice: Towards a theory of relational reproductive justice of surrogacy in Baltic, Central and Eastern Europé [16/2017_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Gunnarsson Payne, J. (2020). Klass och (o)fria val i samtidens globala reproduktionslandskap: Litterära representationer av transnationellt surrogatmoderskap. Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift (1-2), 90-96Cullen, P. & Korolczuk, E. (2019). Challenging abortion stigma: framing abortion in Ireland and Poland. Sexual and reproductive health matters, 27(3), Article ID 1686197.
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