I CGFs seminarie serie presenterar inbjudna gäster såväl som forskare vid Karlstads universitet aktuella forskningsfrågor och projekt inom det genusvetenskapliga området. Seminarierna är öppna och hålls på engelska.
CGF Higher Seminar | 23.01.2019 kl. 13-15, room 5A:415
Prof. Ericka Johnson, Linköping University
"A constant torment: Tracing the discursive contours of the aging prostate"
This talk presents the results of a 6 year interdisciplinary research project on the aging prostate. I have been leading a team of nine researchers: sociologists, anthropologists, historians, and a sexologist, have studied different aspects of the prostate – how it has been imagined, diagnosed, and treated historically; how it – and the bodies containing it – are examined today; the PSA debate; PSA testing facility practices; cancer treatments and their side effects; and the daily experiences of bodies whose prostates are causing problems. The majority of the research team have a background in gender studies or feminist technoscience studies, and gender and feminist research – both theories and methodologies – have contributed significantly to this work. I will speak about this, and also reflect on what our study can give to the field.
CGF Higher Seminar | 13.02.2019 kl. 15-17, room 5A:415
Klara Goedecke, Uppsala University
"Other Guys Don’t Hang Out Like This. Gendered Friendship Politics Among Swedish Middle-Class Men"
Friendships between men have often been accused of shallowness, homophobia and fear of closeness. However, they have also been seen as relations where closeness between men and new ways of being a man may develop. Departing from in-depth interviews with individual and pairs of men, friends with each other, I discuss friendships are connected to productions of masculine positions, discourses around sexuality and class, as well as Swedish ideologies of gender equality. I show that friendship is explicitly politicised and seen as a tool of social change, and argue that these meaning-makings around men’s friendships contribute to reproducing, normalising and disrupting gender relations and expectations of men, which complicates and deepens discussions about men’s friendships and men’s relationships to processes of social change.