[H-verkko] CFP: Male citizenship in the Nordic countries, ca 1900-1960

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Male citizenship in the Nordic countries, ca 1900-1960

Call for papers

Conference: Masculinity, modernisation and societal reforms in the
Nordic Countries, 1900–1960
Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
November 16th–18th, 2011

The first half of the twentieth century brought profound changes in
the meanings of manhood in the Nordic societies. Modernisation
processes, democratisation and the emergence of Nordic welfare
states, but also nationalism and patriotic mobilisation for two world
wars, marked an era that reshaped male citizenship.

The political and social duties and rights attached to manhood
increasingly became the subject of shifting and contradictory
political claims. So did also the communities and social exclusions
constituted according to intersections of manhood, ethnicity, age,
confession and other social categories.

In view of the large field of gender history studies of women’s
citizenship, there is an evident need for more studies that apply a
gender perspective on male citizenship. This conference aims at
bringing together international scholarship on how social change and
societal reforms both remodelled and were shaped by concepts of
masculinity and male citizenship in the Nordic countries, ca

We call for papers that analyse how masculinities were affected by
the transformations of modernisation, but also how masculinity was
instrumentally used to either further or resist social change. The
social and political arenas involved range from male positions in the
family, the labour market or the religious sphere to land ownership,
social and public policy, and military service.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Gro Hagemann (Oslo University), an expert on citizenship,
modernisation, household work and feminist historiography, will talk
on critically assessing the uses of the concept of citizenship within
gender history.

Professor Ella Johansson (Uppsala University), an expert on working
class culture and early industrialisation in Northern rural areas,
will talk on the impact of modernisation and social reforms on
working class masculinities.

PhD Ann-Catrin Östman (Åbo Akademi University), an expert on gender
and modernisation in the peasant society, will talk on debates over
land reforms and rhetorics of masculinity.

Registration, abstract and paper deadlines:

Please register for the conference per e-mail to to conference
co-ordinator Anders Ahlbäck, anders.ahlback at abo.fi, by May 31st,
2011. Those who wish to make a presentation of cirka 15 minutes at
the conference are kindly requested to send an abstract of ca. 300
words in connection with their registration.

Conference papers (circa 10 pages) are requested to be handed in to
the organisers for circulation by September 30th 2011.

Practical information:

The conference will start with an opening afternoon session at 5 p.m.
on Wednesday, November 16th, allowing for participants to travel to
Turku the same day. The conference ends on Friday, November 18th, in
the early afternoon. There are mid-day connections to Turku airport
from Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Budapest (direct flights
from Riga and Gdansk arrive in the evening). Turku can also be
reached by ferry from Stockholm and by bus or train (ca 2,5 hours)
from Helsinki.

There will be no conference fee. Participants should, however,
arrange for their own accomodation. A list of recommended hotels near
the conference venue will be provided to participants upon

For further information, please e-mail anders.ahlback at abo.fi.

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Agricola <agricola at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 01.10.2011
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