By invitation only.
Conference February 11-12 2021 at Sigtunastiftelsen, Sigtuna
Neoliberalism in the Nordics
February 11-12, Sigtunastiftelsen, Sigtuna
Neoliberalism in the Nordics – gathering perspectives
In the last fifty years, the Nordics have seen a profound transformation of social model, culture, and capitalist economy. To a varying degree, welfare state cultures across the Nordics have embraced markets as primary or secondary agents. Consumer patterns, cultural engagements and images of self and others have also seen fundamental transformations in relation to new notions of speculation, entrepreneurship and choice. Social movements of old have metamorphosed into new forms of mobilization both for and against markets. In what way is the notion of neoliberalism relevant to describe this?
We invite papers on topics such as, and not limited to: business, business organisations, and the role of business networks, social democratic parties and trade unions, popular and expert culture, language, rhetoric and images of markets, right wing parties and neoliberal ideology, family policies, feminism and gender, immigration, and Nordic identity.
The conference will be two full days and begin in the morning of February 11 and end approx. 16 in the afternoon of the 12th. The program Neoliberalism in the Nordics will pay for accommodation and meals at Sigtuna, but all participants are expected to cover their travel costs. The conference is by invitation only and we aim for one consecutive strand of papers and collective discussion in a group of 25-30 people.
Keynote speaker: Melinda Cooper (Family values)
Call for papers:
If you wish to participate, please send a one page abstract, in English or nordisk, to Sebastian.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 15. We aim for a maximum of twenty papers and will confirm acceptance to paper givers no later than October 31. Final papers will be due January 31. It is possible to attend without a paper.