lambda nordicas newsletter nr 3-4 2014

LN-news:

Nr 3-4 2014 of lambda nordica: Kinship & Reproduction

This special issue edited by Ulrika Dahl and guest editor Jenny Gunnarsson Payne offers new perspectives on the timely themes of queer kinship and reproduction and is drawn from the workshop Reproducing Kinship, Queering Reproduction: Familial Bonds in the Age of Assisted Reproductive Technologies organized in Stockholm in 2013. The articles and essays by anthropologists, sociologists, and media scholars critically engage and extend the so far largely Anglo-American dominated field of queer kinship and reproduction studies. Presenting empirical data from case studies in Finland, Russia, Greece, and Sweden, topics such as lesbian motherhood, queer will-writing, gay men and transnational surrogacy, queer biology, and kinship theory are addressed.
INNEHÅLL/CONTENT LAMBDA NORDICA 3-4 2014

FROM THE EDITORS

INTRODUCTION: (RE)THINKING QUEER KINSHIP AND REPRODUCTION

ARTIKLAR/ARTICLES:

ANTU SORAINEN

Queer Personal Lives, Inheritance Perspectives, and Small Places

ALISA ZHABENKO

Reproductive Choices of Lesbian-Headed Families in Russia: From the Last-Soviet Period to Contemporary Times

VENETIA KANTSA AND ASPA CHALKIDOU
Doing Family ”In the Space Between the Laws”: Notes on Lesbian Motherhood in Greece

JOHANNA GONDOUIN

Gay Fathers, Surrogate Mothers, and the Question of the Human: A Postcolonial Feminist Analysis of Emotions in Barn till varje pris?

ESSÄ/ESSAY:

ULRIKA DAHL
Not Gay as in Happy, but Queer as in Fuck You: Notes on Love and Failure in Queer(ing) Kinship

WE’RE HERE:

SARAH FRANKLIN

Queer Biology?

RECENSIONER/REVIEWS:

PATRIK STEORN

Sascha Schneider: Återupptäckt konstnär med öga för nakna män: Silke Opitz (red.) Sascha Schneider: Ideenmaler & Körperbildner / Visualizing Ideas through the Human Body, och utställningen ”Nude in Public: Sascha Schneider, Homoeroticism and the Male Form circa 1900”

VUOKKO HIRVONEN

A Valuable Book for the Sámi Community – and Others: Elfrida Bergman and Sara Lindquist (eds.) Queering Sápmi: – Sámi muitalusat mat rihkkot norpma 2013

 

SUSAN BRANTLY
Change and Consistency in the Treatment of Lesbianism in Swedish Literature: Jenny Björklund Lesbianism in Swedish Literature: An Ambiguous Affair

 

FRIDA BECKMAN
Killing Mothers: Feminisms, Love Power, and Critique: Lena Gunnarsson The Contradictions of Love: Towards a Feminist-Realist Ontology of
The next issue is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of lambda nordica and contains amongst others an overview of lambdas history by former editor Göran Söderström;  ‘Ett vetenskapligt äventyr under ett kvarts sekel med positiv utgång’. (’A scientific adventure during a quarter of a century with positive outcomes’).

The issue will be released at an anniversary seminar at Stockholm pride taking place July 27th – August 2nd. Further information about time and place will follow in a separate newsletter about the anniversary arrangements!
Other LN-news:
- Professor in gender studies elected for lamba nordica´s board: One new representative for lambda nordica’s board was elected at the annual meeting March 24th, 2015: professor in gender studies Ulla Manns. Manns received her doctoral degree in history of ideas and is today working at the gender studies divisiona of the Department of culture and learning at Södertörn University. She has solid experiences from working with academic journals, amongst others as an editor for the previous Kvinnovetenskapligt tidskrift (today TGV). We warmly welcome professor Manns to the board!
- Lambda nordica listed at Citefactor: our board member Anders Hansson has recently made lambda nordica part of Citefactor’s listing, so that we can easily see how much lambda’s articles are cited by others. Citefactor is a listing service for peer-reviewed open-access journals with a scientific or academic character. It also includes a bibliometric index, the impact factor, measuring how often articles in the listed journals are cited by other researchers.
External events!

We also want to take the opportunity to notify our readers about other interesting events in the LGBTQ research area:

Seminars and conferences:

– The Queer Seminar at Stockholm University:
QUEERSEMINARIEPROGRAM VT 2015

The Queer seminar of Stokholm university is an interdisciplinary forum hosted by the gender studies department since 1996. The seminar focuses on humanist and social scientific critical research on heteronormativity. The seminar is open for everyone, independent of academic level or background. For information or points of view, or to be part of our mailinglist, please contact Fanny Ambjörnsson (fanny.ambjornsson@gender.su.se) or MariaMargareta Österholm (maria.margareta.osterholm@gender.su.se).
The springterm 2015 was dedicated to queer aesthetics and has now come to an end. Look for new exciting seminars in the fall program in August!

The Queer Seminar at Uppsala University:

QUEERSEMINARIEPROGRAM VT 2015

The queer seminar is an interdisciplinary seminar arranged by researchers and doctoral students. It offers a meeting place for everyone who feels that the term queer is relevant for their lives or work- in practice, theory and/or acitvism. It is not necessary to notify in advance if you want to participate in the seminar. Our seminars are arranged in different locations. Enquiries about accessability, road directions, tips and points of view, or to receive our news letters, please e-mail queerseminariet@listserv.uu.se.

We warmly welcome you! Signe, Maria Margareta, Kristin and Moa!

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